People who know me – know I am a grumpy sheddie most of the time – and even mrsuw has her moments – but I normally don’t grump much in my blog posts (beer & sheds are my norm) but when one idea for Cardiff keeps coming back again and each time nothing happens.
Plans for a Cardiff monorail unveiled reports my employers MediaWales from it’s ultralocal YourCardiff site
How much consultation money has been spent over the years on these projects (enough to electrify the rail line from Cardiff to Swansea I would think;)
I am sure we hear about this every few years – look from the BBC 1986 talking about the redevelopment of Tiger bay, previously it was the pod like body snatchers Urban LIght Transport – what happened to that
Personally I think they should have a “travelator” from the Goat Major down the docks to the Packet – with a stop off in Caroline Street a bit like a Continuous Transit System with Sub-Surface Moving Platform, but we can dream
Anyway all I can think of is the monorail song from the Simpsons
Marge: But Main Street’s still all cracked and broken…
Bart: Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!
Lyle Lanley: Well, sir, there's nothing on earth Like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Six-car Monorail! What'd I say? Ned Flanders: Monorail! Lyle Lanley: What's it called? Patty+Selma: Monorail! Lyle Lanley: That's right! Monorail! [crowd chants `Monorail' softly and rhythmically] Miss Hoover: I hear those things are awfully loud... Lyle Lanley: It glides as softly as a cloud. Apu: Is there a chance the track could bend? Lyle Lanley: Not on your life, my Hindu friend. Barney: What about us brain-dead slobs? Lyle Lanley: You'll be given cushy jobs. Abe: Were you sent here by the devil? Lyle Lanley: No, good sir, I'm on the level. Wiggum: The ring came off my pudding can. Lyle Lanley: Take my pen knife, my good man. I swear it's Springfield's only choice... Throw up your hands and raise your voice! All: Monorail! Lyle Lanley: What's it called? All: Monorail! Lyle Lanley: Once again... All: Monorail! Marge: But Main Street's still all cracked and broken... Bart: Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken! All: Monorail! Monorail! Monorail! [big finish] Monorail! Homer: Mono... D'oh!