Edinburgh tram extension cost soars to £207m [BBC News]

Date: 08/02/2019

The cost of extending Edinburgh's controversial tram scheme has jumped by 25% to £207m. Edinburgh City Council is considering lengthening the tram line by 2.8 miles (4.6km) from the city centre to Newhaven. It was initially estimated this would cost £165m but a final business case for the project now states it will be £207m, including a contingency fund. A final decision on the extension will be made next month.

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New figures reveal that the cost of extending Edinburgh's tram line out of the city centre has increased by 25%.

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Company: Edinburgh Trams
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Company: Edinburgh Trams
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Company: Edinburgh Trams
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