Comment posted Clydelink Kilcreggan-Gourock service suspended amidst queries by Robert Wakeham.
This is one for newsroom – different people using exactly the same name?
Robert Wakeham also commented
- This situation is clearly beyond the capabilities of SPT and Argyll and Bute council – in their present states – to manage, and central government has to step in.
If the present Holyrood government can’t manage that, then how on earth can anyone believe they could manage an independent Scotland?
- Fair enough, but that’s not a ‘routine follow-up’ – to pull a ferry out of service like that means that there’s a problem, to put it politely.
- Ferryman – do you really think that the service could be suspended for a ‘routine follow up’, leaving people who depend on it in the lurch? Bad weather apart, if a ferry service can’t be relied on, it’s not a lot of use.
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What looks like errant HGVs blindly following their satnavs on an utterly inappropriate route might be something very different, but still worthy of public concern.
The curtain-sided truck in the photos looks to be far too tall to pass under the railway bridge at Whistlefield on this road, so – assuming the photos were taken on the stretch alongside Loch Long – any such HGVs must be engaged in military business at either Glen Mallan or Glen Douglas.
These installations are connected by a military haul road, linking shipping at the Glen Mallan jetty with the railway yard at the Glen Douglas arsenal.
I’ll bet anyone that when these facilities were developed the only public road access needed was for small vehicles – all the big stuff was to arrive & depart by train & ship.
If the operation has changed, to require some freight to move by road, this could explain the disappearance and non-replacement of the HGV warning sign.
Presumably trucks like the one photographed are carrying non hazardous material, but it would be good to have this confirmed. And the MOD needs to get itself a proper road.
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