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AIRPORT chiefs have been refused permission to create thousands of extra car parking spaces to cope with a huge rise in passenger numbers.
EDINBURGH’S trams project finally reached a milestone with the official handover of the Gogar depot to the city council – almost a year late. 8 Comments
All traffic would be banned from one of the Old Town’s busiest streets under plans that have been branded as “horrendous” by motorists. 205 Comments
It is the moment that has, at times, seemed like it would never happen.
On December 2, new moving trams will be seen on Edinburgh’s streets – nearly a decade after the ambitious plans for a series of tram lines were first mooted. 15 Comments
Those involved in Edinburgh’s trams project must “join together for the sake of the city” and ensure it is delivered, the council’s deputy leader said today. 2 Comments
THE politician at the centre of Edinburgh’s tram fiasco has admitted that he and his colleagues were out of their depth and failed to oversee the project properly. 108 Comments
EDINBURGH chose the wrong tram line to build first, one of Scotland’s most influential transport academics will argue today.
Finance secretary John Swinney has said he was “fundamentally misled” by the publicly owned company that was set up to deliver the trams project.
PROFESSOR Iain Docherty was a non-executive director of the Scottish Government’s Transport Scotland agency from 2006 until last year.
TRAM bosses have been hit by a fresh blow after failing in a bid to raise vital funds for the beleaguered project by leasing some of their redundant vehicles.
TORY councillors have become the latest to say they will not sit on a committee set up to oversee the tram project.
THE details of money paid to the former chief executive of the tram project will not be published until next year, it has emerged.
TRANSPORT bosses have still not decided whether passengers over the age of 60 will be able to travel on the Capital's trams free of charge.
THE man who has led the city's embattled tram project since it first began has dramatically quit ahead of a major shake-up of the scheme.
TRAM bosses have been urged to "come clean" over how they arrived at the cost of cancelling the project.
THE Capital's tram project could worsen air pollution in some areas of the city by encouraging lorries and trucks on to Edinburgh's roads, a senior council official has admitted.
ALMOST the entire workforce at the city's beleaguered tram firm are said to have applied for voluntary redundancy amid fears over the company's future.
As the council looks to bridge a £170m funding gap for the trams, Chris Marshall sizes up the prime assets at its disposal