Members of the public to give evidence in Edinburgh tram inquiry

THE inquiry into Edinburgh's trams fiasco has begun interviewing members of the public to gather details about how the project affected them.

Thursday, 18th August 2016, 9:21 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:18 pm
Edinburgh tram inquiry is inviting members of the public to give evidence. Lesley Martin

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Individuals and organisations who responded to the formal call for evidence are being contacted. And the inquiry team is also asking other members of the public who believe they have significant evidence to get in touch.

Inquiry chair Lord Hardie said: “If the 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.

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Edinburgh trams. Picture; Lesley Martin

“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.”

People wishing to provide evidence are asked to contact the Inquiry team by calling 0300 244 1940, emailing [email protected] or by writing to the Secretary of the Inquiry, 1st Floor, Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

Passengers disembark an eastbound tram at Haymarket. Pic Ian Rutherford
Edinburgh trams. Picture; Lesley Martin
Passengers disembark an eastbound tram at Haymarket. Pic Ian Rutherford