Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby yoker brian » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:06 pm

From The Sunday Times January 24, 2010

SPT runs up £2.4m ‘advice’ bill
Details of high spending emerge as ferry service is scrapped

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article7000114.ece
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby darrel » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:47 am

hi all to comemorate the end of the renfrew ferry I have made a short film
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby robertpool » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:21 pm

Ferry from 2007

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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby yoker brian » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:20 pm

Just received confirmation, that 8 parties have shown an interest in taking over the Renfrew/Yoker ferry from SPT, discussions are at a very early stage.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Autolycus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:35 pm

yoker brian wrote:Just received confirmation, that 8 parties have shown an interest in taking over the Renfrew/Yoker ferry from SPT, discussions are at a very early stage.


Have any of them indicated how they're going to avoid losing the sort of money SPT is losing?
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby yoker brian » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:51 pm

it's early days yet Autolycus - can't say much more than I already have, other than things won't be concluded for a few more weeks yet .
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:11 pm

Autolycus wrote:
yoker brian wrote:Just received confirmation, that 8 parties have shown an interest in taking over the Renfrew/Yoker ferry from SPT, discussions are at a very early stage.


Have any of them indicated how they're going to avoid losing the sort of money SPT is losing?

By not using the existing two boats which were designed to take emergency vehicles and have never sailed with anything larger than a tandem
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Dave » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:53 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
Autolycus wrote:
yoker brian wrote:Just received confirmation, that 8 parties have shown an interest in taking over the Renfrew/Yoker ferry from SPT, discussions are at a very early stage.


Have any of them indicated how they're going to avoid losing the sort of money SPT is losing?

By not using the existing two boats which were designed to take emergency vehicles and have never sailed with anything larger than a tandem


Seems my suggestion of using a row boat isn't so far off the mark then :wink:
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby banjo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:54 pm

to the best of my knowledge the onlycar to have crossed the clyde on that ferry is the one driven by robbie coltraine in the tv show b road britain.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby yoker brian » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:02 pm

banjo wrote:to the best of my knowledge the onlycar to have crossed the clyde on that ferry is the one driven by robbie coltraine in the tv show b road britain.


Not so much as crossed the Clyde, but a journey up the water to Bells Bridge and back to the slipway
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby darrel » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:27 pm

couple of videos from the last day of the old ferry taken from Scotland today
part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttk_kWtr78s
part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtShqqlMHAE
Spot the young version of someone on this forum being interviewed in part 2 I can tell im going to regret pointing that out :oops:
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby tobester » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:04 pm

darrel wrote:couple of videos from the last day of the old ferry taken from Scotland today
part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttk_kWtr78s
part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtShqqlMHAE
Spot the young version of someone on this forum being interviewed in part 2 I can tell im going to regret pointing that out :oops:



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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby banjo » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:11 pm

scotland on sunday had some superb comments from ferry users this week as they were interviewing the regular commuters.check it out online.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby sunnysider » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:11 pm

Whaddya mean, keep down? Why, they couldn't hit an elephant from this dist-
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Lone Groover » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:29 pm




Brilliant ! ! !
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