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The Edinburgh Debate

Scottish Parliament considers electric traction.

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updated 11/7/07

The recent debate about the modal choice for Edinburgh's prestigious new transit scheme included consideration of the electric trolleybus as an alternative that could provide a network of three routes for the cost of one tram route.

But because of pre-existing work and expence, the Scottish Nationalist Party reversed it's previous stance and decided to abide by the Scottish Executive's wish to continue with the tram scheme

Much more about electric traction for Scotland's capital city can be found at the Scottish Electric Traction website

By Ashley Bruce, still backgrounds by David Sterratt and Simon Smiller.