Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Bridie » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:43 pm

Lone Groover wrote:



Brilliant ! ! !


AM no so sure it looks a bit wobbly imagine that when the pubs come out 8O
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby BTJustice » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:22 pm

Now the outside of the bus can stink of piss as well :roll:
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby rabmania » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:31 pm

And no bike spaces I guess.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby sunnysider » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:11 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 wee minxy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:12 am

Looks like the waterbus did not do very well on its first trial. I hope it gets sorted out.
It could be the start of something good, maybe even expanding, doing a circuit say from Yoker over to Renfrew , Braehead, Govan, the Quay, back over the water, along the other side and back to Yoker :D. Or is that just daft!
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby DickyHart » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:28 am

wee minxy wrote:Looks like the waterbus did not do very well on its first trial. I hope it gets sorted out.
It could be the start of something good, maybe even expanding, doing a circuit say from Yoker over to Renfrew , Braehead, Govan, the Quay, back over the water, along the other side and back to Yoker :D. Or is that just daft!


Thats a great idea, it might even make money doing that, but its to sensible an idea for them to do it.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Glesga_Steve » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:33 am

wee minxy wrote:Looks like the waterbus did not do very well on its first trial. I hope it gets sorted out.
It could be the start of something good, maybe even expanding, doing a circuit say from Yoker over to Renfrew , Braehead, Govan, the Quay, back over the water, along the other side and back to Yoker :D. Or is that just daft!

I was going to make the very stupid point of saying there's no slipway near the Quay/Finnieston for it to enter/exit the Clyde, then it dawned on me that there are a few of those road bridge thingys in that area :oops:

What can I say, it's half one in the morning and I'm tired ::):

Not a bad suggestion for a route minxy, though why not extend it through the Gorbals, along Ballater St/Kings Dr, round the Green and back along the north side of the river to join your suggested route at Finnieston?
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Autolycus » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:00 am

Good idea as the circular tour would be, it'd probably keep the waterbus away from the ferry crossing for too long to provide a frequent service across the river.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby wee minxy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:48 pm

True, time will tell. If it is a success, maybe another can be put into action.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Autolycus » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:00 pm

wee minxy wrote:True, time will tell. If it is a success, maybe another can be put into action.



At £700,000 a pop ???????????????
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby wee minxy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:44 pm

Autolycus wrote:
wee minxy wrote:True, time will tell. If it is a success, maybe another can be put into action.



At £700,000 a pop ???????????????

Aye??????????????????????
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Dave » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:49 pm

The very first time I heard of the amfibus I thought it was a hoax, I saw it yesterday it's quite real. Would some type of bridge not be a better option.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby yoker brian » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:27 pm

A large swing / rotating bridge has already been ruled out cost grounds, the river needs to remain navigable to allow large vessels to pass to & from Yarrow's, Govan and KGV docks. A bridge was considered in the 1980's but was ruled out for the above reasons.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby BrigitDoon » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:43 pm

"No it's not a yellow submarine...", started the BBC News item just now.

I hope this isn't the commentator's curse.
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Re: Dirty Bastards!! -Renfrew Ferry-

Postby Glesga_Steve » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:43 pm

Autolycus wrote:Good idea as the circular tour would be, it'd probably keep the waterbus away from the ferry crossing for too long to provide a frequent service across the river.

How frequent would the Yoker-Renfrew crossing have to be to make the service compensate sufficiently for the loss of the ferry?

I'd guess Minxy's suggested route (taking the river crossing, stops, traffic congestion, etc into account) would take around 1 hour 20 minutes; I reckon my extended suggestion (see below) could be done inside 2 hours. I don't know if there would be any restrictions on using the Amfibus on the river in non-daylight hours, however lets assume the extended route would allow 8 crossings (in a single direction) per day. Would that be regular enough to make it a satisfactory replacement for the ferry service?

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Regardless of any route that may be chosen, however, I doubt the service will work unless there are two Amfibuses (so one can do a clockwise circuit and the other an anti-clockwise circuit). After all, if there was only a service in one direction and you were on the 'destination' side of the river crossing, would you be happy at having to travel a (near-enough) full circuit just to get to the opposite bank of the river??
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