A short history of Edinburgh tram firm TIE
SET up in 2005 by Edinburgh City Council to deliver the trams, the work of Transport Initiatives Edinburgh was marred by delays and disputes and ultimately was scrapped by the local authority in October 2011.
A two-year dispute with contractors over changes to the building work forced the initial tram line from Edinburgh Airport to be scaled back to St Andrew Square rather than Newhaven.
Four non-executive directors plus the communications chief walked out in June 2011 after it emerged that half of the 64-strong workforce were facing redundancy.
In August 2011, an international consultancy, Turner & Townsend, was appointed to support the project.
However later in the year, TIE was eventually relieved of its responsibilities and wound down.
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