Edinburgh Trams Earn City a Private Eye 'Rotten Borough' Award
That well known and very popular satirical magazine, "Private Eye" has given Edinburgh an award under its "Rotten Boroughs" Awards for 2011.
END OF THE LINE AWARD
To Edinburgh city council, which despite scaling back plans to build a tram network consisting of three lines to just half-a-line, is still £200m over-budget and six years behind schedule.
With the pollution increasing across the city and the City Council awaiting a report on its handling of the trams project by the UN Aarhus Commission in Geneva, this has not been a year of great distinction for the City Council administrators or the Councillors.
The prospect is looming of yet more disruption and misery for the city as the Council forces through the tracks for the light railway , oh, sorry, 'the tram' into St Andrew Square and on into York Place, so reducing the main east- west artery to two lanes.
The Council are extracting a terrible revenge on the citizens because they threw out the ineptly structured and ill-thought out Council plan for a Congestion Charge scheme some years ago.