Main construction works for Edinburgh’s Trams to Newhaven project will begin from today as workers across the capital get back on site in line with the Scottish Government’s move to phase two of its plans to restart the construction industry.
The City of Edinburgh Council has finalised the construction programme and costs for the city’s tram extension to Newhaven with work on the first phase scheduled to get under way on Constitution Street in mid-November. A joint venture between Farrans, and Spanish-owned Sacyr and its subsi
The City of Edinburgh Council is to offer free electric cargo bikes to help city businesses during tram construction works. At least four bikes will be available in partnership with walking and cycling charity Sustrans, while more could be brought in to meet demand.
The results of the largest excavation of a medieval graveyard undertaken in Edinburgh are on show in a new exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh. ‘Past Lives of Leith’, which delves into the fascinating work carried out by experts from Headland Archaeology and the City of Edinburgh Counc
Councillors have voted to press ahead with extending Edinburgh’s tram network after a lengthy debate in the City Chambers today. The £207 million Trams to Newhaven project is due to be completed by 2022 and open to passengers early the following year.
Contracts for the potential Trams to Newhaven project have been approved, subject to the scheme being approved by the City of Edinburgh Council next week. The local authority’s finance and resources committee considered reports detailing the outcome of a rigorous and competitive proc
The City of Edinburgh Council has named the preferred bidders for two separate contracts for the potential Trams to Newhaven project. A joint venture between Farrans, Sacyr and Neopul (SFNJV) is set to secure an infrastructure & systems contract, while Morrison Utility Services Lt
A City of Edinburgh Council committee has voted to take the final business case for the Newhaven tram extension to a meeting of the full council for a final decision. Yesterday’s vote by councillors on the transport and environment committee will see the final made on March 14.
The cost of extending Edinburgh’s tram network to Newhaven has increased by 25% to reach more than £200 million. While initial tenders for the project estimated it would cost £165m, a final business case (FBC) now states it will be £207.3m, with the inclusion of a contingency
The responsibility for maintaining Edinburgh’s tram infrastructure is set to be transferred to the service operator. A new operating agreement containing the long-planned transfer from the City of Edinburgh Council to Edinburgh Trams Ltd is set to be confirmed by councillors this week.