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Transport chiefs told it's the end of the line for South Sub

posted 5 Feb 2009, 08:20 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 5 Feb 2009, 08:23 ]
Attempts to reinstate the South Suburban railway look to have reached a dead end.

A new council report says the original economic case for the line had been "extremely optimistic".

Campaigners have been pressing for the reopening of the service, which closed to passenger trains in 1962 and linked Gorgie, Morningside, Abbeyhill and Craigmillar with Waverley and Haymarket stations.

But a report by consultants Halcrow, which is due to go before councillors next week, said the project was not "economically viable", adding that the benefits had been "incorrectly overstated".

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News