All aboard for trams to Newhaven

The City of Edinburgh Council has today voted to press ahead with taking Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven via Leith.

Artist’s Impression of Tram in Leith Walk (CEC)

After a lengthy debate on the Final Business Case at a meeting of full Council in Edinburgh City Chambers earlier today, elected members made their final decision on the project. 

With approval now granted to proceed with completing the original Line 1a to Newhaven, the project will begin at the end of March with a six-month Early Contractor Involvement period where the two contractors (Sacyr, Farrans, Neopul Joint Venture for the Infrastructure and Systems Contract and Morrison Utility Services Ltd for the Swept Path Contract) will work closely with the Council and other key stakeholders to finalise plans for construction.