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Edinburgh Tram Project hindered by ‘litany of avoidable failures’

Deniz Huseyin
05 October 2023
The Edinburgh Tram Project was due to be completed in 2011, but the full route did not begin operation until June 2023
The Edinburgh Tram Project was due to be completed in 2011, but the full route did not begin operation until June 2023
 

An inquiry into why the Edinburgh Tram Project was seriously delayed and significantly ran over budget has uncovered “a litany of avoidable failures”, which it blamed on the city council, the firm set up to deliver the project and Scottish ministers. 

In its findings, the inquiry has highlighted mistakes by Tie (formerly Transport Initiatives Edinburgh Limited and now CEC Recovery Limited), the company set up to deliver the project, as well as City of Edinburgh Council and...

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