Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Scottish Executive have lost their minds

What the hell is going on at the Scottish Executive? As hospitals are starving for want of cash, education is in a parlous state and vast numbers of people are feeling the pinch, these numpties want to build a rail link to the airport!
MSPs are expected to give final approval to a rail link to Edinburgh Airport.

But the SNP will be voting against the project and the Conservatives will be seeking assurances that the cost will not rise beyond the budget of £600m.

It will take only nine miles of new track to link up Edinburgh Airport with the rest of Scotland's rail network.

Well, so what, you might say: it's sounds like a very sensible idea.

And so it would be were the stupid bastards not already building a tram link, the cost of which is truly horrendous, to the airport.

OK, perhaps the rail link is a better idea: it should be ready rather more swiftly, will cost less (supposedly) and should link up other places far more easily than the tram link.

Then could you stupid fucks please drop the damn tram idea?


Amir said...


Do you know what “MSP” stands for?


I, on the other hand, would prefer to call em’ CCCs

Cunting Cuntatious Cunts.

Fucking cunts.

Chris said...

Actually the train link is quite clever and the reason that it's going to cost more money is because it's going to connect in to so many lines. For example the Glasgow -> Edinburgh trains, Fife Circle trains as well as trains to and from Aberdeen and Inverness will all be able to stop at the Airport station.

Your point regarding the tram does still stand, however it maybe isn't that bad. Providing a link between The Airport, Gogarburn, Edinburgh Park, Newhaven and the City Center servers a very differnt group of people from a direct train link from the city center to the airport.

I'm surprided to see the Devil veering towards this money would be better in the NHS argument. It's perilously close to 600m could pay for x nurses.

Investing in infrastructure is essential to grow the ecomomy which in turn will help pay for the NHS.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Oh, don't get me wrong, Chris; I would rather that the money wasn't spent at all. And, ideally, it would never have been taken at all.


Pogo said...

Surely, they shouldn't be encouraging people to fly by making it easier to get to and from the airport??? After all, as the mendacious cunt Cameron said on the BBC a couple of days ago, "aircraft contribute 5% of the CO2 put into the atmosphere and experts say it will increase to 25% in the next ten years" (IIRC)... That's what happens when innumerate bandwagon-jumpers misread "executive summary" reports.

The Aberdonian said...

I agree with Chris on the trainline. It is absurd that trains on the Glasgow line and Northern line pass by the airport and there is no station for people to get off at.

At present you have to go into the city, get off at Haymarket and then take a bus all the way back to the airport (about 20 minutes journey on a good day if Costorphine is not bottlenecked)which is patently absurd.

As long as the fare does not cost too much. A single ticket to/from Munich airport and Munich city centre costs more than an off-peak return between Edinburgh and Glasgow (and takes as nearly as long).

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

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