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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?
Allan Alstead - Follow the Money at any Tram Inquiry (Read more) Download file 03 Nov 2013

A letter in the Scotsman urging the Public Inquiry to be held now, and making the point that while the buck stopped inside Waverley Court and City started at Holyrood.

Anderson v Alstead: Trams right---or wrong (Read more) Download file 11 Apr 2012

An exchange of views which has the merit of being an open debate, between ex Council Leader Donald Anderson and prominent campaigner against Council secrecy and obfuscation over the Edinburgh Tram Project, Allan Alstead.

Article casts doubt on tram finances....again!!! (Read more) Download file 26 Jul 2012

An article about the tram that says the safety margin for any problems means even more money may be needed

Bad outcomes from conflicts between Public transport and traffic displacement in Edinburgh (Read more) Download file 25 Oct 2010

Five slides showing issues in which Public Transport provision conflicts with the traffic it displaces.

Block Busting... coming to a street near you? (Read more) Download file 03 Nov 2013

A letter from America from a person who has lived in Edinburgh, and continues to both love the city, but also fear for it's future,as the Council continues in it's head in the sand, state of denial over it's promotion of the tram project and the continuing, and unstoppable, cascade of bad...

CEC Annual Transport report 2011-2012 released Jan 2013 (Read more) Download file 26 Apr 2013

The annual Transport Review of Edinburgh Council this one released January 15th and presented to Councillors of the Transport and Environment Committee.

Note the preamble and summary points by officers then compare with the table on page 11 of 25. middle indicator of the three, showing...

CEC minutes for 02-09-2011 meeting at which vote for Haymarket option was over turned (Read more) Download file 02 Sep 2011

Just over a week after the council's Labour and Conservative groups carried the vote in favour of the 'pause at Haymarket' option the council reverses that decision with pressure from outside in the form of threats to remove funding by John Swinney of the SNP Scottish Government forcing the...

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.

CEC's Predictions History in 2001, 2006 and 2012 (Read more) Download file 30 Jul 2012

A short history of the financial predictions made by CEC on the Edinburgh Tram Project.


The City of Edinburgh Council's TRO and RSO proposals in respect of Charlotte Square with map.

There is a precis of the likely potential effects on traffic flows through the Randolph CRescent/Great Stuart Street. St Colme Street corridor feeding to and from Great Stuart street by...