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Monday, 16 August 2004

Shank's Pony

It seems that the new tram line installed for the Olympics, which was designed to speed spectators and Olympic officials smoothly and efficiently between Olympic venues in Athens, is having a few teething problems.

Among the issues being reported are the following:

  • The installation of the tram line caused the destruction of hundreds of trees and associated foliage.

  • The trams are not running on time.

  • There have been several traffic accidents between the tram and other road users.

  • There have been power blackouts.

  • The trams are slow.

  • The air conditioning doesn't work.

Aside from the above, they seem to be working fine!

I suggest that visitors and officials take to the streets, and use "Shank's Pony", ie walk.

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