Test trams will appear during the day on the route between the city centre and Newhaven for the first time today. The milestone follows a month of successful overnight testing and commissioning, including initial walking speed trams, more recently reaching 20mph, and work to integrate signalling and
A large pair of Victorian-era tram cable wheels discovered on the historic boundary between Leith and Edinburgh will soon be put on permanent public display. The wheels, dated to 1898, are each 2.6m in diameter and were used in the underground cable-winding mechanism for Edinburgh’s original c
History was made on Monday night when the first tram in over 65 years ran down Leith Walk, as the Trams to Newhaven project nears completion. Ahead of the route opening for service in spring 2023, a period of testing and commissioning is required to ensure the newly constructed line, software and si
Two-way traffic will return to Leith Walk this month, as preparations for tram testing begin. North- and southbound traffic along the length of Leith Walk will be reintroduced during the week commencing 13 February, followed by the electrification of the full line.
The Trams to Newhaven project has reached a major milestone after laying the final piece of track connecting Edinburgh’s existing tram system to the new line.
Learning from the mistakes of the past is a common theme for the project team delivering the £207.3 million Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven line. The first phase of the trams project began operating in May 2014 after six years of disruption and a long-running dispute between the council and contra
The final sections of Trams to Newhaven track in Edinburgh are soon to be laid as the project prepares for the electrification of the full line. Energisation of newly installed overhead lines during November and December will allow a testing and commissioning period to begin at the start of 2023.
The Edinburgh Tram Inquiry is set to exceed £13 million in costs. A projection from Transport Scotland indicates that the cost will reach £13,100,812 by the end of this financial year.
The historic London Road clock has returned home after 15 years in storage and following its full restoration, as part of the Trams to Newhaven project. The clock, which began life on Waverley Bridge in 1857 before being moved to the West End in 1896, was eventually placed at the roundabout on Londo
Edinburgh's Leith Walk will reopen to two-way traffic between Pilrig Street and London Road from Monday, marking a key milestone for the Trams to Newhaven project.
The £207 million project to extend Edinburgh's tram network to Newhaven has marked a major milestone with the largest concrete pour to date.
More than 3km of track – 70% of the total to be laid – is now in the ground as part of the Trams to Newhaven project, which remains on schedule to begin revenue services in spring 2023, delivered within the £207.3 million budget. The main construction work on three of the eight new
A new phase of work on the Trams to Newhaven project is set to begin, as the scheme continues to take shape along the route.
As the Trams to Newhaven project marks the two-year point and remains on track for opening for revenue service in Spring 2023, the City of Edinburgh Council is looking back over the progress made so far.
A first glimpse has been revealed of what people living in Leith up to 700 years ago might have looked like.