Rail Network

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

Question S2W-32676

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give, in respect of each of the components of the cost of the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link, the original cost estimate on which it relied and the current estimate.

Photo of Tavish Scott Tavish Scott Liberal Democrat

A breakdown of costs has already been provided by the project promoter and is contained within the Promoters Memorandum for the EARL Private Bill under the Estimate of Expenses and Funding Statement, submitted to the Scottish Parliament on 16 March 2006. The estimated cost of the project calculated at 4th quarter 2004 prices amounts to £497 million.

The projected outturn cost of the EARL project is between £550 and £650 million.

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