Bus was always short-term fix
YOUR correspondent Malcolm Cohen (November 26) should make the effort to research his subject matter before broadcasting his ignorance in the press. It is apparent, however, that, as a sympathiser, and possible co-conspirator, of the anti bus CASTIRON cli
YOUR correspondent Malcolm Cohen (November 26) should make the effort to research his subject matter before broadcasting his ignorance in the press. It is apparent, however, that, as a sympathiser, and possible co-conspirator, of the anti bus CASTIRON clique, the truth is an inevitable casualty of his propaganda purpose.
The Edinburgh Fastlink, which is a mere 1.5 kilometres, less than one mile, in length, was opened on December 2, 2004 and the press release issued by Transport Edinburgh on that very day stated: "It is anticipated the guideway will in future be used for the three-line tram network planned for Edinburgh. Tram Line 2, which will run from the city centre to Newbridge in the west of Edinburgh, will eventually run on the corridor occupied by the Fastlink guideway.
"Dependent on Royal Assent, it is anticipated that Tram Lines 1 and 2 will commence operation in 2009 and will form part of an integrated public transport system for the whole city."
It is clear, therefore, that the Fastlink busway was purely a temporary measure, and its transformation into a tramway was intended from the outset. There has been no change of plan in Edinburgh to discredit the guided bus principle. The 25km Huntingdon - Cambridgeshire busway has not been designed for conversion into a tramway and, notwithstanding the chagrin of its CASTIRON critics, it will undoubtedly meet its specified objectives.
Having missed his target completely, Mr. Cohen will no doubt be seeking assistance from Hinchingbrooke Hospital for the shotgun injury to his foot.
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