The inquiry into delays and exceeding costs associated with the first phase of the Edinburgh Trams project has highlighted considerable oversight, management and strategic mistakes by tie, the City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Ministers.
After passenger services on Edinburgh’s newest section of public transport launched last month, SCN editor Kieran Findlay caught up with Turner & Townsend’s director and Scotland infrastructure regional lead Steve Jackson to discuss the final stages of the project, the night-tim
Passenger services on Edinburgh’s new tram line to Newhaven launched today with the help of the community along the route. The first paying customers boarded the service, operated by Edinburgh Trams, between Newhaven and Picardy Place (and onward to Edinburgh Airport) at midday yesterday.
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.
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 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