SNP set terms for supporting Edinburgh Trams Network extension to Newhaven which were reported by Edinburgh Newspaper - Edinburgh Evening News - which ran the following article on Monday 10th April 2017 -
"The party says it will not progress the plans to take the line down Leith Walk and on to Newhaven without an assurance the project will be properly managed, disruption will be kept to an absolute minimum and small and independent businesses will be supported throughout the works.
The manifesto says the SNP supports the tram extension in principle, adding: “We believe that extending the tram represents the best means of building the capacity we need in our public transport network and unlocking the economic potential of communities across the city.”
But it warns: “We recognise that to instil public confidence in tram extension, the project must be delivered on time and on budget without placing undue pressure on the city’s finances.”
The business case for the extension is due to be considered by the council in June. Labour has committed itself to completing the tram route.
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