Trams will finally hit the tracks later on this year. Tests are scheduled for December 2 on a 470 meter track running parallel to the A8. The trams will be coming from Spain and West Lothian to the Gogar depot. The depot was set up with electricity yesterday and the lines will receive electricity on November 29.
Whilst Edinburgh’s transport leader, Gordon Mackenzie, says that the tram works that have starting again on Princes street and the West End relays confidence. The public just seem to groan once again at the continuous hassle it brings.
The trams will be running strictly for test purposes and will not open to the general public. Mackenzie, claims that having trams on the track is a fundamental step in seeing the plan come to fruition. Finance Secretary John Swinney however, said that it has already taken to long to get to this stage.