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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 Namesort descending Download Release date What is it?
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?? 
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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 
release 75 - Council vote lifts shadow of pollution (Read more) Download file 26 Aug 2011
  • A moment of Political commonsense and suddenly the clouds are clearing over Edinburgh.
  • Residents fighting a long battle over pollution and health fears welcome the decision to halt the scheme at Haymarket. 
release 77 - Should Cllr Mackenzie now resign? (Read more) Download file 31 Aug 2011
  • Cllr. Gordon Mackenzie either does not know what the facts are about the Tram Project in which he has been a pivotal figure for three years ….or he does know,
  • Which is it? – but either way it doesn’t look good. 
release 78a-Who Runs Edinburgh-01-09-2011 (Read more) Download file 01 Sep 2011
  • Indeed the letter begs one question above all, why start now -- after 90% of the money has already gone?
  • As ever in this sorry saga does something else lie behind this letter being sent at this time? 
release 88 - A truth hidden is a truth denied- 29-11-2011 (Read more) Download file 29 Nov 2011
  •  Residents were not surprised by the heavily redacted documents offered to MSP Kezia Dugdale  in a travesty of a ‘Freedom’ of Information response concerning aspects of the governance of the Tram Project.
release 89- United Nations Invitation to Edinburgh man - 13-12-2011 (Read more) Download file 13 Dec 2011

Two Edinburgh Residents are going to the United Nations’ Palais des Nations Building in Geneva this week to address the UN’s Aarhus Convention committee. The reason for their invitation is that the committee feel there is a Prima Facie case to believe Edinburgh Council may have...

release 91b- UNITED NATIONS hearing outcome briefing notes-19-12-2011 (Read more) Download file 19 Dec 2011

        An initial attempt by the UK government Barrister to portray the issue as a small one affecting a very small number of people, and therefore out-with the remit of the committee was not accepted.

        Then, following a full day’s hearing, the committee have requested more...

release 93- Workshops report warning- 20-12-2011 (Read more) Download file 20 Dec 2011

TRAM WORKSHOP REPORT CONTROVERSY

  •  The ‘Tram Workshops’ process was proposed by Councillors as a way of bringing together in meaningful engagement the Council managers of the Edinburgh Traffic system and the residents unhappy at the effects of the Tram project on the...

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