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PostSubject: End of the trams?!?!   Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:38 pm

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/topstories/Tram-wars-as-German-contractor.4995988.jp

Could this be the beginning of the end for the great tram scheme? I know it does not directly affect people in Midlothian, but anyone who has to travel in to or through Edinburgh will know the problems it causes.
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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:10 pm

That's just great, now we'll have the pain of all the diversions but no gain Rolling Eyes This evening it must have taken me about half an hour more to get home and that's before the diversions have started. The main cause was a traffic hold-up at Leith walk/London road. Also, if they are going to divert traffic to Queen street have you seen the muckle great hole they have put there at York place Mad It means that the width of the road is almost cut in half.

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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:53 pm

concidering how much work has been done, and money spent they cant stop now. i dont want the trams but they are not going to effect me that much but im sure the people of Edinburgh will not approve of all the cut backs so this venture can be funded for nothing.

Said on the news the company wanted another 80 million before they start on Princess street. Were is the money suppose to come from?

Just think what usefull things it can be spent on instead!!
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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:33 pm

As someone who is affected and travels to work in Edinburgh, I just hope that they have an amicable settlement quickly and that it favours the council. The last thing we need is another project that goes the same way as the Scottish parliament Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:58 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7904271.stm

Better hurry along to Princes Street (outside Jenners) to see the tram mock up on display - you may have to wait many years before the real thing appears on the streets of Edinburgh.
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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:32 am

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/topstories/Anger-as-tram-crews-return.6095186.jp

More chaos on the streets of Edinburgh as the tram fiasco rolls on (or not as the case may be)

A very interesting comment on this article that the cost may not exceed the 545 million planned budget BUT the line might not be completed since no sane contractor is going to work when they know there is no cash available to pay them. This could mean a nice little "network" running from the airport to Princes Street and no further!
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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:28 pm

Well it is not the end of the trams but it looks like the trams will end at York Place instead of Leith.


http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/Exclusive-Trams-set-to-stop.6378495.jp
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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:31 pm

No surprise really, but Evening News story on shorter tram line is refuted by Edinburgh Trams and Council transport convenor - bit.ly abxvdO
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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:36 pm

The tram has departed from Princes Street - how long until it returns? Place your bets now.....2012, 2015, 2020?

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/Tram-is-carted-off-to.6638049.jp

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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:28 pm

Today should have been the first day of operation for the wonderful Edinburgh Trams

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/Time39s-up-Today39s-the-day.6724290.jp

Anyone care to guess when they will ACTUALLY start to run????

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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:58 pm

Very interesting article saying that the council may have to repay 500 million grant if they don't finish the trams - lovely!!!

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/east-central/232158-edinburgh-council-could-be-liable-for-500m-bill-if-trams-project-axed/
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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:16 pm

cooncil tax may gan up a wheen
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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:43 am

No great surprise given the hugely inflated cost quoted to scrap the project - now they just need to find the cash ti pay for it. They could always place bets on the completion date! Is 2015 too optimist

http://local.stv.tv/edinburgh/news/260819-edinburgh-trams-council-votes-for-773m-st-andrew-square-plan/
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PostSubject: Re: End of the trams?!?!   Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:27 pm

Just when it seemed they were going to get on with the project it has been revealed that 38 million has been spent on stuff for the section to Newhaven! How much more money will they waste before they get locked up?

http://news.scotsman.com/edinburgh/Outrage-over-waste-of-cash.6810729.jp

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/anger-at-edinburgh-tram-project-s-38m-spend-on-line-to-nowhere-1.1114954?localLinksEnabled=false
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