Artist s impressions reveal how edinburgh s proposed tram line extension through leith would look. At an estimated cost of 207 million the tram extension will have 8 stops and will be 2 91 miles 4 69km long.
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Edinburgh tram extension. The new line will run for 4 69 kilometres 2 91 miles connecting leith and newhaven to the current end of the edinburgh tram line at york place. Edinburgh trams is a tramway in edinburgh scotland operated by edinburgh trams ltd as of 2017 it is a 14 kilometre 8 7 mi line between york place in the new town and edinburgh airport with 16 stops. An extension to musselburgh was also considered.
A map of tram extension work times image. November start date for construction of 207m project the capital has been told to brace itself for three years of upheaval as work finally starts on the city s tram. The scheme had an initial estimated cost of 375 million in 2003 but by may 2008 when contracts.
The current route runs from edinburgh airport to york place and the extension will run from this stop to newhaven in the north of the city just west of leith. Construction began in june 2008 and after encountering delays it opened on 31 may 2014. Yes up to two bicycles may be carried on trams free of charge at the discretion of the ticketing services assistant.
Restrictions may apply on all peak services monday to friday 07 30 09 30 16 00 18 30 throughout the edinburgh international festival in august or any pre publicised event. The city council released details on the proposals following a consultation last summer. Trams to newhaven will add 4 69 kilometres 2 91 miles of track in both directions connecting leith and newhaven to the current end of the edinburgh tram line at york place with 8 new stops see route map below.
The look and feel of the stops overhead lines and general design principles will follow similar ones to those used in the current line. Councillors have approved the continued construction of edinburgh s tram line extension after hearing the final business case for the project reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A segregated track was proposed to cross cameron toll and after crossing the inch park trams would then run down the old dalkeith road towards the royal infirmary of edinburgh and finally terminating at newcraighall railway station park and ride.
Edinburgh tram extension route. The cost of taking the trams to newhaven has jumped to 207m an increase of around 25 per cent a final decision on the extension will be made next month on 14 march. Passenger services are timetabled to begin in spring 2023 and those at the council say the project budget of 207 3 million remains achieveable.