Tram firm insists city chiefs will make embargo decision

TRAM firm TIE has said the ultimate decision on whether to lift August's embargo on tram construction work in the city centre lies with council chiefs.

The Evening News revealed yesterday some of Princes Street's big retailers were keen for tram works on the busy shopping street to continue through a planned August embargo in a bid to avoid any danger of their lucrative Christmas trade being hit by over-running works.

But that means the Festival Cavalcade would not be able to go ahead on its traditional route through the city centre.

Council chiefs have said no decision on the embargo will be made until the Princes Street closure, which begins this weekend, and associated traffic diversions have bedded in.

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