New arrangements between Council and Transport Scotland on Edinburgh trams

Transport Scotland has announced the details of its current involvement in the Edinburgh Trams project.

See the text of Transport Scotland's news release.

Council Leader Cllr Jenny Dawe said: "We have been in constant dialogue with Transport Scotland throughout and both parties agreed that it would be beneficial to have a closer relationship in the operational management of the tram project. We have a joint interest in ensuring a clean, green and efficient transport network is delivered in Edinburgh and our new working arrangements are a logical extension of the discussions we have had with them."

Chief Executive Sue Bruce added: "As we move closer to a settlement agreement, the delivery of Edinburgh Trams remains the Council's responsibility and we are putting in place new arrangements to ensure that there is the best possible governance and operational oversight of the initiative. That will be complemented by the technical, project management expertise, and experience that Transport Scotland offers and I am very pleased to welcome their involvement. Our staff and theirs will work closely together as we look to enter a new phase in the project's history."

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