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Tram in StrasbourgThe highly anticipated tram project in Edinburgh is to take major steps in its development over the next few weeks, with some of the most significant tests of its track and vehicles yet to indicate its level of progress.

Overhead power lines between Edinburgh airport and the tram depot at Gogar are being electrified from Monday and, if all goes well, it will mean the section is ready for full-scale tests, with a completion date set for March next year, when it will be handed over to the City  of Edinburgh Council.

If the tests are successful, it would represent the clearest indication that the project, which has gone through many trials and tribulations since plans were formulated years ago, would be set for overall completion in the summer of 2014.

A vibrant city with a host of cultural institutions, restaurants and night clubs, the tram will improve intercity travel for visitors taking a break in one of the excellent hotels in Edinburgh in the future.

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