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Edinburgh: Newhaven Extension opened 7 June 2023With the launch of passenger services to Newhaven today (Wednesday, June 7), the Edinburgh Trams team stands ready to introduce its award-winning brand of service excellence to tens of thousands of new customers.Edinburgh
Edinburgh: Consultation 20th May to 28th June 2019 Tram Loop PlanA six-week consultation on the draft city centre transformation strategy will take place between 20 May and 28 June, when bosses will meet local groups at public exhibitions, subject to approval of councilors. The council’s long-term ambition is to extend the tram line to create a city network. Edinburgh
Edinburgh: Press Release Extention to Newhaven March 2019 TramForward welcomes the decision made by Edinburgh City Council on Thursday to go ahead with the extension of the city’s tram line to Leith and Newhaven. Edinburgh
Edinburgh: Updated Outline Business Case Sept 2017Edinburgh Tram – York Place to Newhaven Updated Outline Business Case Sep 2017Edinburgh
Edinburgh:South Suburban Line 14 March 2016South Suburban line gets ScotRail Boss backingEdinburgh
Edinburgh: South Suburban Line March 2016Edinburgh South Suburban LineEdinburgh
Edinburgh: Almost 5 Million passengers already Dec 2015Edinburgh - Almost 5 Million passengersEdinburgh
Edinburgh: Extention needed to beat pollution 16 Nov 2015Edinburgh council will meet on Thursday to discuss a £145m plan to extend the tram line from the city centre to Newhaven via LeithEdinburgh
Edinburgh:Extentions Assessment Aug 2015Edinburgh city councillors are reviewing the possibility of extending the tramway to Leith and Newhaven after an updated business case was introduced at its latest council meeting. The extension would serve to drive the renewal of the city’s waterfront, improve connections to the city centre and unlock the area’s sustainable regeneration. New links to Granton and, from there, to Newhaven are also being considered. Edinburgh
Edinburgh: Bikes on trams July 2015Now Edinburgh trams will become the first light rail network in the UK to welcome bikes on board permanently. Up to two cyclists will be able to take their bikes onto trams, but they will be barred throughout August to allow for festival crowds. Edinburgh
Edinburgh: Extention to Newhaven June 2015Edinburgh city council is looking into extending the tram network to Newhaven, Ocean Terminal or the foot of Leith Walk. City leaders will approach the Scottish Government for help with paying for a potential £145 million extension. Figures for the cost of completing the line have been published in an outline business case, which will be tested against quotes provided by construction firms interested in carrying out the work. Council chiefs said a government grant was one option being considered to help fund the line, despite the SNP administration’s insistence that it would pay “not a penny more” towards the troubled project. Edinburgh
Edinburgh New Board May 2015A host of new faces are set to take on top jobs at Transport for Edinburgh, as management of Lothian Buses and the city’s tram system are brought closer together. The appointment of the first non-executive directors of the tram will bring its corporate structure into line with Lothian Buses for the first time. Edinburgh
Edinburgh Bikes on Trams April 2015Bikes will be carried on Edinburgh trams for the first time as part of a trial into joined-up sustainable transport. Although only available at off-peak times, the one-month trial from May will be a first for UK tram services as a regular part of their service. Throughout May, all services will carry bikes apart from on weekdays 7.30-9.30am and 16.00-18.30pm. There will only be access from the central disabled doors and passengers must hold their bike upright during the journey. Edinburgh
Edinburgh 9 Dec 2014Edinburgh City Council is to consider the case for extending its tram network to Leith. Leith had been included in original plans for the light rail system but the length of the line was scaled back after the project ran into funding problems. Edinburgh
Potential Extension to Leith 11 Dec 2014The City of Edinburgh Council - Over the next decade Edinburgh’s population is expected to increase more than anywhere else in Scotland. As part of the Council’s commitment to work towards a thriving, sustainable Edinburgh, there is a strong focus on establishing an integrated public transport network for the Capital, alongside encouraging and promoting active travel and catering to the needs of all road users. A sustainable approach to planning public transport investment is essential. The case for trams should be considered as part of this broader sustainable approach by virtue of the potential to connect different parts of the city and to move large quantities of people, whilst enhancing the city’s environment. This report sets out the context for possible future investment in tram taking account of integration with other major projects including the St James Quarter redevelopment and the Leith Programme. Authority from the Council is sought for officers to prepare a report back to Council in late spring 2015 would include an updated tram business and financial case including cost estimates, an integrated design and outline delivery programme.Edinburgh
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