Well it didn’t take too long did it? Just a few days into the infamous Edinburgh Tram service and the complaints are starting already.
Residents living near an Edinburgh tram stop are calling for its tannoy system to be switched off after it could be heard several streets away.
One resident said: “I woke up on Saturday morning thinking my bed was in an airport arrival terminal.”
Another woman compared it to 1980s TV sitcom Hi-de-Hi in which holiday camp visitors are blasted awake with a morning tannoy announcement.
Today they are apparently broadcasting information regarding this evening’s One Direction concert at Murrayfield in addition to the actual tram information the system was designed for. Not so much a case of “Hello Campers”, but more “Hello Harry Styles!”…..
Disclaimer: Any suggestion of a certain boy band member’s sexuality is the opinion of the writer alone and not based on any facts whatsoever!!!
And so today the realisation of 6 years of disruption! As the Edinburgh Trams finally rolls into action, the question still remains as to whether this project has been worth the expense, traffic/parking chaos and the general nightmares caused for businesses, residents and visitors to our Capital.
The first tram service set off at 05:00 from the Gyle shopping centre in the west of the city to York Place in the city centre, before heading out to Edinburgh Airport and then back to the Gyle.
In case my readers aren’t fully aware of the back story, the Edinburgh tram route cost £776m and covers 8.7 miles (14km) from the New Town to Edinburgh Airport and in the decade since the first money was allocated to the project, the price has doubled, the network has halved and it has taken twice as long to build as originally planned.
Only time will tell but I can’t help but admire the work of a mystery prankster who decided to re-design the logo and plaster the City with his work.