Comment posted A83 closed in both directions by Robert Wakeham.
One advantage of a fixed link would be that any government would find it difficult to charge tolls when all other bridge and tunnel tolls have been abolished.
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- Now open again, apparently.
- Careful, Jim – you’ll enrage ‘ferryman’.
- Scottish Citylink’s response to why the ‘Service Updates’ section on their website doesn’t mention the disruption caused by the A83 closure is to say that they think the road might reopen soon. In this weather, I somehow doubt that.
- I’m surprised that the disruption and extended journey times don’t seem to be flagged on the West Coast Motors and Scottish Citylink websites, and it would be very useful to have an emergency timetable for the route south from Inveraray to Campbeltown (and from Tarbet to Glasgow?) to avoid passengers having to stand at bus stops in foul weather for goodness knows how long. Any chance of this, Citylink / West Coast?
I know that traffic gets glued up on the A82 diversion route between Tarbet and Ardlui due to the very substandard road, but even so it must be possible to predict the ‘earliest delayed timings’, surely?
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- Gigha community ownership on brink of failure
Longshanks, I don’t know enough about Gigha to make any comment at all, save for observing that you, as an enthusiastic user of this blog, are an unpleasant little hypocrite.
- Public consultation for Tarbert on pedestrian facilities for A83 through the town
Good news that the Barmore Road / Harbour Street junction pedestrian problem is being addressed.
Travelling up Barmore Road in a Citylink bus also demonstrates another (less dangerous but very tedious) problem, where the A83 of standard 5.5m width is routed through an urban area involving pavements, kerbs and stormwater drains in the edge of the road.
In both Tarbert and Arrochar these storm drains are set lower than the road surface, so that buses and HGVs are forced to bump their way along the road if they’re to avoid colliding with oncoming traffic.
And this in the country that once produced engineering innovation – and pioneering geniuses like John Loudon McAdam – pretty sad, really.
- Gordon Brown to stand down from Westminster at General Election
Well said, Integrity? – and it’s a sad fact that there was a surfeit of ‘tiring and childish abuse’ in the lead-up to the referendum.
The endless chanting of ‘bitter together’ was enough to put me right off voting yes, and political debate does seem to bring out the worst in some people and polarise issues to an extent beyond childish.
- Ferry schedule for Ullapool during harbour upgrade works with enhanced services to come
I must be missing something – plenty of photos, but not of the bow ramp, and it doesn’t seem to feature anywhere in the videos.
- Hazard warning lights on A83 for Rest and Be Thankful
I’d like to suggest that Transport Scotland invest in one more wig-wag sign warning of potential trouble on the Rest & be Thankful, to be sited at the entrance to the Holyrood parliament, as a reminder to our dear MSPs of what’s going on in the real world.
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