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New Forth Road Bridge Closed, old one reopens

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Commuters being advised to use public transport to get to work.

Scotrail advising that travel can't be guaranteed and that passengers should 'make their own arrangements'.

:huh:

I smell a sacking! Good. The voice of that new SNP Transport Minister really gets on my nerves.

I didn't realise the bridge maintenance had been privatised (Amey) until I googled it. What happened to FETA or whatever they were called? All TUPEd across?

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Mental really, things like this shouldn't be cost cut. It's a main lifeline for Scotland. Genuinely Edinburgh economy will be fucked.

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I didn't realise the bridge maintenance had been privatised (Amey) until I googled it. What happened to FETA or whatever they were called? All TUPEd across?

I wasn't aware of that either. Did find this story but doesn't really cover it in a lot of detail:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/forth-bridge-veterans-quit-over-private-contract-1-3866307

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The SNP are? That's very generous of them. I thought it was the taxpayer.

The same taxpayer for whose benefit maintenance costs were supposedly being cut in the post that I was replying to. Edited by topcat(The most tip top)

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The SNP are? That's very generous of them. I thought it was the taxpayer.

So then going by your logic, they privatised the maintenance of the bridge saving the taxpayer money? Swings and roundabouts, either way it evens itself out.

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I hope all these drivers set off 2 hours earlier whilst the bridge is shut.

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Trains will be wild tommorow.

Oh....I bought first class tickets as they were on offer.

Yass min.

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In one of m previous jobs a lot of my colleagues commuted over from Fife. They generally either came in very early, to get to the office by 7-7:30 or later to arrive by 10 and work later. Driving over the bridge in rush hour is a nightmare.

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The fact that it goes to Fife I should expect

Would you not be more concerned that it's coming from Fife?

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Can pedestrians still use it?

I can see an obvious solution here and one that would help fat fifers loose some weight.

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