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FURTHER to the criticism from Steve Galloway about the double-deckers that took over from the FTR, I don’t know how the man has the gall to criticise anything in York city with the legacy he left us.
It cost £1.4 million to alter roads for the FTR, and while London and other cities were getting rid of the FTR because they were blocking junctions, Mr Galloway brings them to York.
He complains about buses running in tandem; I often saw three FTRs together and they were empty.
We can also thank him for the Tea Room Square fiasco that we have suffered with for a year. I read that a £9 million upgrade is to be implemented on the East Coast line, but there is no point in cutting travel time when it all stops at York Station.
We suffered for weeks of roadworks at the so-called Blossom Street/Queen Street improvements so the FTR could get round.
We can also thank him for the cycle lane on Water End that cost half a million pounds. He was also responsible for the decision to renovate the old railway offices for the new council offices to the tune of £43 million.
B Norrie, Campbell Court, Osbaldwick Lane, York.
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