04 May 2006
The proposed Olympic monorail that is scheduled to come into service by 2012 serving stations from Bridport to Portland along the Chesil Bank has been allowed to broaden their remit to include shuttle monorails from Asker Meadows car park to the centre of town and further on to the Symondsbury Park 'n' Slide system.
The Olympic Monorail has come under fire from pro "Cull the Gull" activists saying that its route along the Chesil Bank will force even more sea birds inland and into conflict with humans for resources such as chips. Planners tried to allay fears by stating “People getting off and on the train along the route will be providing enough rubbish overflowing from bins to sustain the gulls in the vicinity”. Local farmers along the Chesil Bank are also unhappy as the compulsory purchase of farmland along the route goes ahead to make way for the train stops now dubbed “Fleet Services”.
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