Re: [greenwichcyclists] Greenwich foot-tunnel lift maintenance
- Went throught the Greenwich Tunnel tonight. The north lift
was working. But guess what, yes I knew you could guess,
there was a sign in the north lift saying the south lift was
not working. What is new!!!! Just a little bit funny I
> I encountered one of the contractors in late June - from a
> company called ultimate lifts or perfect lifts or
> Despite obvious ironies, he was a reasonable enough guy.
> He reckoned that these are some of the biggest lifts in
> the world or Europe or something and that all the parts
> are effectively specials. Though I still can't see why it
> takes so long. Surely you could machine a part from
> scratch pretty quickly. Guess that sort of
> production/craftsmanship has long gone though.
> One thing he did tell me (so *** to all that rot the
> attendants give you whenever you ask why they go wrong so
> often "well they are very old" - aparently all the works
> were replaced in the 90s (19) so they are actually
> extremely new.
> Quoting Julian Dobson <julian@...>:
> > On Nick's Olympic ride I realised for the first time the
> > impact of the lift closures: I think I'm reasonably fit
> > , but carrying my bike down was almost as bad as
> > carrying it up. Does anybody know why BOTH lifts have
> to be closed at the same time? I'm sure the work does not
> > have to be linked, as I imagine that it is the same
> > team working on both lifts. Has anybody in GC suggested
> > that they only work on one at a time?
> > Julian Dobson
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