A Light Rail Metro for the City of Edinburgh 2002-01-2250
Edinburgh is one of the fastest growing and most prosperous cities in the United Kingdom. This success has brought with it the problems of traffic congestion and pollution. The Edinburgh Metro would use the city's disused railway heritage combined with modern light rail technology to provide a popular and sustainable transport system. When this proposal was originally submitted in 1999, it seemed a worthwhile but distant possibility. However, in October 2001 and March 2002, the Scottish Executive announced preliminary funding packages that mean that significant progress is now likely. The planned system could be operating by 2009.