Edinburgh trams: New transport service begins on 31 May 2014
2 May 2014 Last updated at 08:27 BST
Edinburgh's trams will be open to the public on 31 May 2014 from 05:00.
Lesley Hinds, transport convenor at City of Edinburgh Council, confirmed the date of operation: "We've managed to get the trams up and running for passengers as quickly as possible but, most importantly, safe and ready for passengers."
When asked whether the final bill for the city's tram system would come within the revised budget of £776m, she said expected this to be the case.
BBC Scotland's transport correspondent David Miller reports.