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It wasn't that good a view anyway...was it?

on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 14:44

Try and spot the difference between spin and reality below.

  • One is a made up artists impression which was used widely to promote the Tram where the OLE (Overhead line engineering) is almost invisible.


  • The other is the emerging reality, a real 'site' for sore eyes in a World Heritage Centre.  


A Childs Death in the Making?

on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 13:36

This link connects to a cyclist's blog and the question in the title above is his question.

Perhaps the council will try and pass the cyclist off as 'a Nimby'.... as they have with every other group, presumably they won't throw their other usual jibe of being 'pro car' as even they will may realise that one won't wash.

Perhaps they will accuse him of alarming the public and spreading misinformation.

Edinburgh Council face revolt over street shutdown

on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 22:21

The story in the Scotsman contains a familiar and increasingly disingenuous line from the Council.

This is that although the disruption, upheaval and mess across the City traffic system is horrendous it will be worth it in the end and go back to 'normal'.

This isn't so. .

The tram is designed to be very large and relatively fast..just like London Underground or Tyneside metro trains.

Health stats, pollution, legionaella and inertia

on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 16:57

A pertinent blog on the Edinburgh Guide site that merits a read.

Although starting from a possible cover-up around the recent Legionella outbreak it moves into the bizarre situation around the large traffic (ie pollution) in residential streets.

Tram responsible for tree planting?

on Sun, 06/17/2012 - 12:19

Latest news from the tram project in the Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Planting trees is good news.... that needs to be said.

BUT, to specifically link it to the tram project is irrelevant.

System overloaded by objections

on Sat, 06/16/2012 - 09:43

Latest news is that Edinburgh Council's systems are collapsing under the weight of objections to TROs around the city and especially the one concerning the Charlotte Square development.

Whether this is because the City is finally waking up to the destination towards many TROs, in themselves small in scale, are taking the city as a whole; or because like much else within the council the systems are not up to it is not known.

Ironic or what?

on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 09:57

Art reflecting life with a poster urging everyone to send a drawing of a tram to their MSP today and urge them to back the Edinburgh tram project.  

Ironically, you'll see the poster shows a tram!!-- not the light rail train that Edinburgh is actually planting on the main roads across the city.

Edinburgh Council

on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 16:17

The tram is like something out of Greek Mythology or Norse's siren song beguiles, and then the hideous reality destroys.