Comment posted A83 closed due to another landslide – now reopened by Robert Wakeham.
Not if Ferryman has anything to do with it, CSB – a tunnel under the Clyde would destroy his raison d’etre.
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- ‘Sokay’ – Where are you coming from? (in both senses) You said you did the journey to Ayrshire on Friday same route & distance both ways, you went via Tyndrum, and it took 46 minutes longer going out than coming back, when the Rest was open again.
I asked if the delay was on the Tarbet – Ardlui stretch (which is where the A82 is really inadequate in places) – and you start slanging me! I think you owe me an apology.
- You said you returned the same route, and you went out via Tyndrum, so you must’ve travelled both ways via the A82 through Tyndrum, but on the return journey – with the Rest reopened – with less traffic north of Tarbet. So why the oafish response? It was a perfectly reasonable question.
- So that extra 46 minutes, was it all spent crawling along the really bad stretches of the A82 between Tarbet and Ardlui?
- And now, according to the Traffic Scotland website, the A82 has been closed northbound at Renton since 21.00 Thursday ‘for up to 60 minutes’. No explanation of why, and difficult to understand exactly what’s happening – particularly since the BBC traffic website makes no mention of any closure of this road.
- This is turning into a saga; misrepresenting and misinterpreting what I’ve said in an attempt to defend your own prejudices and disguise your own inability to address the question of the unsatisfactory trek between linkspan and train at Gourock. It’s counter-productive – and brings little of any worth to this discussion, which incidentally is about the A83 and landslides.
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- Preferred route for A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan upgrade to be unveiled in September
- RMT CalMac talks get nowhere today
Given that the ferry routes are all essential ‘lifeline’ services, the government could declare ‘force majeure’ and tell RMT that they’d be well advised to stop damaging their customers if they don’t want to see ali their members on the dole and the ferries crewed – just as well – by well qualified and competent Filipinos.
If a trade union tried to shut down the trunk roads I wonder how long the government could afford to wait before declaring ‘force majeure’?
- Greece: Peston says ‘ECB expected to continue to refuse to rescue Greek banks’
Karl – the Greek attitude to the tax man is surely influenced by their sleazy governments down the years – bloated administrations devoted to lining the pockets of politicians and ‘fat cats’, and dispensing largesse to the faithful in the form of jobs.
Hopefully the current traumas – with undoubtedly worse to come – will be enough to trigger government reform (in or out of the Euro / EU) and a more responsible attitude to taxation.
Your anti-Greek diatribe is inaccurate and unfair – your postings are always worth reading, but take care you’re not joining the ranks of the ‘head-bangers’.
- Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh on Daesh: ‘If we are to make real progress tackling extremism we must stop it at source – and call it what it is’
Plenty of the ‘pious faithful’ down the years have been murderous headbangers, and I don’t think you can call this lot ‘infidels’ – they’ve got faith alright, of the vile variety.
I’d put my money on the moniker ‘So-called ‘Islamic State”.
- McGrigor calls on RMT to stop Friday strike against Calmac amidst fears for vital tourism economy
Caledonian Steam Packet Ltd + David MacBrayne Ltd – and until recent years the two separate companies were reflected in the different unions representing Calmac staff in their historic operating areas.
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