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Edinburgh tram works lifted during legal dispute

West End tram works
Traffic restrictions are being lifted in the capital's West End

Work is to begin to remove a series of diversions and traffic restrictions in the capital's West End that were set up to build Edinburgh's tram system.

A stalemate with the German firm Bilfinger Berger and tram operator, Tie, has left work in the Haymarket area at a standstill.

The diversions will be removed until a legal dispute is resolved.

Elsewhere, work is due to resume on Saturday at the junction of Princes Street and The Mound.

The work, to replace water valves, was postponed last year as Tie raced to have Princes Street reopened in time for Christmas.

Southbound traffic will be diverted away from the busy junction until June.



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