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(Cynicallly) Proposed Transport Schemes

Evening Times did a big spread on expanding the subway, including well into the east end, about 4 or 5 year back.  "New stations at Alexander Parade, Parkhead, Dalmarnock", the cover story crowed.  The clue here was the last two areas named.  This was a PR exercise in the run-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games Bids.  Simple research would`ve debunked this as fresh tunnelling and laying new tracks, then building new stations, etc costs mega-millions, which the revelant transport authorities didn`t have.

Similarly, I remember in the mid 90`s that Sainsbury`s now at the corner of Dundas St and West George St was a reception area for the offices above.  I think some transport/council authority leased it then.  And for about 6 months, they had a display area all around the room with wall to wall aerial-style photos from Maryhill to Parkhead with blueprints all over them for a north-west-city centre-east end tramline, (based on the old Maryhill-Botanic Gardens-sublevel Kelvingrove railine).

What was that particular "smoke and mirrors" effort in aid of?
James

Re: (Cynicallly) Proposed Transport Schemes

Ruchazie Rat wrote:
Evening Times did a big spread on expanding the subway, including well into the east end, about 4 or 5 year back.  "New stations at Alexander Parade, Parkhead, Dalmarnock", the cover story crowed.  The clue here was the last two areas named.  This was a PR exercise in the run-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games Bids.  Simple research would`ve debunked this as fresh tunnelling and laying new tracks, then building new stations, etc costs mega-millions, which the revelant transport authorities didn`t have.

Subway thread - http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/about256.html


Ruchazie Rat wrote:
Similarly, I remember in the mid 90`s that Sainsbury`s now at the corner of Dundas St and West George St was a reception area for the offices above.  I think some transport/council authority leased it then.  And for about 6 months, they had a display area all around the room with wall to wall aerial-style photos from Maryhill to Parkhead with blueprints all over them for a north-west-city centre-east end tramline, (based on the old Maryhill-Botanic Gardens-sublevel Kelvingrove railine).

What was that particular "smoke and mirrors" effort in aid of?

Strathclyde Tram thread - http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/about456.html





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