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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.

Robert Wakeham also commented

  • ‘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

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    It’s Buckfast, not buck fast – and is named after a Benedictine abbey (also known locally in South Devon as ‘Fast Buck Abbey’).
  • New Transport Minister humiliates CalMac MD
    If a second ship was added to the Craignure route because the Isle of Mull couldn’t cope with the traffic, it’ll be interesting to see what happens when she’s on her own again.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Salem? Really? – Would that be Salem near Llandeilo or Salem near Aberystwyth? – are you sure they’re not moving on to Mull just to get away from you?
  • With Heb Isles in for repairs, CalMac charters replacement vessel to reduce underprovision for Islay
    For Nigel MacLeod: given the current ‘pause’ in this website’s customary wide coverage, the way in which the discussion under this particular topic has spread to cover all things Calmac is surely not in the slightest bit surprising – and if particular issues arise concerning Islay service provision I’m sure that people will be keen to add their comments.
    For myself, I’d be really interested to hear the reasons for the recent ‘crash landing’ at Lochmaddy, and to see whether lessons can be learnt, given that there was what appears to have been a similar incident at Kennacraig not that long ago and it’s surely reasonable to assume that lessons were learnt then.
  • With Heb Isles in for repairs, CalMac charters replacement vessel to reduce underprovision for Islay
    That’s her just passing Peterhead on the way home.

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