Scottish audit underway

June 2007
Rail Business Intelligence;6/21/2007, Issue 296, p2
Trade Publication
The article offers information on an independent review of the proposed Edinburgh light rail system and the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link by the Scottish Parliament. Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney said that the review was aimed at ensuring that the two projects would represent value for money and deliver real benefit to the travelling public and the Scottish economy. Completion of the review will allow ministers to consider the report and set out their position to parliament.


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