Edinburgh Tram Inquiry gathers public evidence


An inquiry into the major failures of the Edinburgh Tram project, which ran three years late and more than £200m over budget, has launched an interview phase with members of the public.

The inquiry has contacted various members of the public and anyone who believes they have significant evidence is also invited to get in contact.

Chair of the inquiry, Lord Hardie, said: 'If the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry is to provide a truly comprehensive account of the reasons behind, and the consequences of, the failure of the original project to be delivered on time and to budget and scope, then the evidence of those members of the public directly affected will be an essential part of my deliberations.

'This includes all of the evidence already submitted by the public, supplemented by the detailed statements that we are now in the process of obtaining.

'The Inquiry team has already begun to make contact with certain members of the public to seek their assistance. I have been heartened by the response received so far. The contributions of all who participate will be invaluable in ensuring that this Inquiry makes robust recommendations for future infrastructure projects of this scale and significance.'

Members of the public wishing to provide evidence are asked to contact the inquiry team by calling 0300 244 1940, emailing info@edinburghtraminquiry.org or by writing to the Secretary of the Inquiry, 1st Floor, Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

A notice from the Chair providing further information can be found at www.EdinburghTramInquiry.org

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