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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 03:49:16 pm »

There's this marvellous invention to counteract prying skyborne or top deck perverts.

Curtains.
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2019, 03:57:11 pm »

There's this marvellous invention to counteract prying skyborne or top deck perverts.

Curtains.

Not available in Nunhead at the time presumably, are they available in Bristol ?
I have curtains in Somersetshire.
They have them in Brimpsfield.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2019, 04:46:10 pm »

Curtains are very last week.
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2019, 07:59:00 pm »

Curtains and cablecars.......lots of hanging around then!😨
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 04:50:41 pm »

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The Whiteladies Road-based firm ....

I remember another firm based in Whiteladies Road or the vicinity of there came up with a proposal to build a tram network throughout Bristol and that bit the dust before a single sleeper was laid and this will go the same way before a single pylon is built.
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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2019, 03:18:26 pm »

NIMBYs

More likely NOMBYs - Not Over My Back Yard.
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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2022, 08:11:23 pm »

NIMBYs

More likely NOMBYs - Not Over My Back Yard.

I hadn't realised that Toulouse was getting one of these things. However, it opened today (less late than some things). In this case they have managed to find  a route that does not really fly over any housing, or anything else much. It's provided by the usual suspects (Poma). This from Teller Report:
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Toulouse is taking to the skies by putting an urban cable car into service on Saturday, the longest in the country, intended to complete, in a low-carbon way, the public transport network of the fourth city...

After Brest and Saint-Denis, in Reunion, Téléo is the third cable car in France.

"In Toulouse we have a star-shaped network and we needed a cross-connection in the south of the agglomeration, to go from one peripheral area to another, without going through the center", specifies Nicolas Misiak, the president of Tisséo Voyageurs, the agglomeration's public transport authority.

Departing from the Université-Paul-Sabatier metro station, the blue-grey cabins rise towards the CHU Rangueil, at the top of a hill, before descending on the other side, above cliffs and the Garonne, towards the Oncopole, a hospital and research centre.

The spacious cabins can carry 34 passengers, including 20 seated and wheelchairs, up to 75 meters above the ground.
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Now fashionable, projects have been launched in other French cities such as Ajaccio, Grenoble and Créteil.
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2022, 08:38:33 am »

When one of these things falls off, will it be a case of Too loose or too lost Huh Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2022, 11:58:24 am »

NIMBYs

More likely NOMBYs - Not Over My Back Yard.

NOMBYs would find plenty to complain about in Bristol and Bath with all the balloon rides coming over their houses.  Cheesy
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