Sunday, June 13, 2010

Oban Rail Crash on Facebook group

This pic is from Stv

Someone has opened a Facebook Group about the Oban Rail Crash. It is called "Its time to Replace the Oban Train". Already within a week it has 436 people signed up to it.

Honestly, lads and lasses, we are in the Highlands of Scotland - it is one of the most sparsley populated areas of the country. The train had 60 people on it. The accident was caused by boulders sliding down the hill.

The boulders are always sliding down the hills. A couple of years back the A82 from Crianlarich to Callendar was totally blocked for days with a massive landslide after heavy rains. Why don't we just tie some scrim around the foot of all the hillsides along the roads and the railway tracks going up to the tops? The type of train had nothing to do with it. In this day and age, if you make a fuss about this issue you'll get another Beeching review which will shut the line altogether.

They can't even afford to make a few extra passing bays on the A82 or the A85. They've got to re-build the Forth road Bridge first.

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