Scottish Executive

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Name and dates

Scottish Executive


Scottish Executive - Victoria Quay



Chronology Dates

  /06/2000Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Strategic Rail Authority to contribute £800,000 towards the operation of Edinburgh CrossRail - a half hour service from west of Edinburgh through Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley to new stations at Brunstane and Kinnaird Park (Newcraighall). The Scottish Executive has commited £8M.
  /10/2001Edinburgh Trams
Edinburgh Council requests funding of £8.32M from the Scottish Executive for the development of the tram system from Edinburgh to Leith, work to begin in 2002 and completion in 2009. A truck depot at Constitution Street in Leith is proposed as the tram depot.

News items

04/09/2007Minister who railed against trams gets on board.
28/06/2007Delay to new Forth crossing as costs soar [Scotsman]
26/06/2007Aitken in last-ditch plea to MSPs to back trams [Scotsman]
20/06/2007SNP under fire for ruling out rail extension
25/04/2007Reducing road movements [Railway Strategies]
25/04/2007West Highland terminal proposed [Railway Strategies]
07/02/2007Calls for free tram travel for pensioners steps up a gear [Scotsman]
21/09/2006City airport's £650m rail link is 'too costly' [Scotsman]
07/07/2006Go-ahead for Highland road plan [BBC News]
28/06/2006MSP suggests buying airport [Scotsman]