Edinburgh treads cautiously with Newhaven tram extension
October 23 2018
Edinburgh councillors have agreed to reach a final decision on whether or not to proceed with a planned tram extension to Newhaven until March 2019.
The concrete deadline follows an invitation for tenders in September for which evaluation is still ongoing after which best and final offers will be invited before a full business case is prepared.
Transport and environment convener councillor Lesley Macinnes explained: “We have adopted a very thorough and robust process for the Trams to Newhaven project throughout, learning crucial lessons from what went wrong previously.
"We have been very clear from the outset that we will not bring forward the Final Business Case for tram until we have vigorously tested the cost and time estimates with the market."
The delay will allow an extension of the consultation period through to 11 November.
#2 - I assumed this would be one for Transport Scotland to pick up, they seemed to do a great job on the latter chunk of the initial tram project. The problems seemed to just stop once they took over.
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