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Since the closure of the Edinburgh tramway network in 1956 there have been a number of attempts to reinstate a tramway system and with the announcement by the then Scottish Executive in March 2003 of a GBP375 million investment in public transport improvements for Edinburgh, which would fund at least one, and possibly two, of the 3 proposed tram routes, the possibility of a modern tramway system in Edinburgh now looked better than it has for 50 years.

The tramway proposals are being progressed by 'tie' (transport initiatives edinburgh) which is an arm's length Council-owned company. It was to deliver a number of major public transport schemes in and around Edinburgh in the next 10-15 years, including the tram network, the West Edinburgh Guided Busway and a heavy rail link to Edinburgh airport.

The lines proposed were: