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Edinburgh Trams Facts Resources

This is a list of useful documents and other resources. Click on the release date column to organise chronologically or Resource name column for alphabetical listing. This is separate from the trams galleries

Resource Name Download Release datesort descending What is it?
Release 45 - FIDDLING THE FIGURES? (Read more) Download file 31 Mar 2011

A very simple, straightforward photograph illuminates the crazy state of denial inhabited by the council in so many areas of pollution and traffic increases in residential areas-- especially where the blame leads back to the door of theirb favoured tram project.

release 49- Top Lib-Dem - Stop the Tram now (Read more) Download file 26 Apr 2011

A Lib Dem's Alex Cole-Hamilton shows the extent of disagreement within the party over vthe continuing policiy to push through the tram at any cost by the councillors within the ruling coalition on the City of Edinburgh Council.

release 55- 8 Questions from INDEPENDENT experts (Read more) Download file 15 May 2011

Eight questions from independent engineers with lifetime careers in Civil and transport engineering that went unanswered and unacknowledged....but where the effects described are now emerging

Release 56- WERE COUNCILLORS TOLD LAST WEEK (Read more) Download file 19 May 2011
  • Did Edinburgh Council and Tie tell the councillors what was going on before announcing to the world that the project was £hundreds of millions over budget  and Princes Street would be dug up yet again?  
Document outlining 6 key concerns (Read more) Download file 06 Jun 2011

A short presentation document created to show 6 key reasons for concern

release 66 - When The Figures just don't add up (Read more) Download file 20 Jun 2011
  • Properly corrected figures show the first ‘post-tram’ traffic diversions have sent pollution towards or even above EU limits
  • Is Edinburgh the only council in the UK or even Europe actively trying to increase pollution levels?? 
release 66 - When the figures just won't add up (Read more) Download file 20 Jun 2011
  • Properly corrected figures show the first ‘post-tram’ traffic diversions have sent pollution towards or even above EU limits
  • Is Edinburgh the only council in the UK or even Europe actively trying to increase pollution levels?? 
  • ...
release 68- Hidden Truths- Fiddled Figures- (Read more) Download file 27 Jun 2011
  • The Tram report to Councillors— yet another deplorable milestone in a broken political process.
  •  Fiddled figures in the business case with vital pollution figures still buried 
CEC Minutes of June 30th 2011 key meeting to decide to push on to York Place (Read more) Download file 30 Jun 2011

The minutes of the Council meeting at which it was decided to continue with the tram project to York Place despite costing uncertainties and the pollution concerns.

Extract from CEC minutes of 30th June 2011 (Read more) Download file 30 Jun 2011

Key extract from the meeting minutes of the 30th June at which City of Edinburgh Council decided to continue on to York Place and rejected the Haymarket option.

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