yet to begin on the £6.6m installation of two escalators and two lifts,
encased in a glass and steel canopy, beside the windswept Waverly Steps,
built in 1867.
work was due to have begun in January 2006.
latest delay is because Rocco Forte Hotel Group, the owners of Balmoral
Hotel, beside the Waverly Steps, is refusing to allow work to
proceed. They are concerned that views of Edinburgh Castle from the
hotel would be obscured.
this year, Network Rail amended their plans following objections from the
hotel group, but Rocco Forte are demanding that further changes be made to
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