'Trams would not have gone ahead if we'd known'

FORMER Lord Provost Eric Milligan has said Edinburgh's tram project would not have gone ahead if councillors had realised the problems that lay ahead.

Friday, 9th September 2016, 2:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 3:34 pm
Eric Milligan is standing down next year

But he backed plans to extend the current route to Newhaven as proposed in the original scheme.

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An inquiry is now under way into the £776 million project and what went wrong.

In a radio interview, Councillor Milligan said: "If all of us knew then what we know now and how difficult. how expensive and how limited the system is we probably would not have gone ahead.

"It is important that we complete what was intended between the airport and the sea port and we revitalise the waterfront area."