Track laid at Leith for Edinburgh Trams extension
The first track was laid at Ocean Liner Terminal, Leith, during November, as work progresses on the £207 million, 2.91-mile Edinburgh Trams extension connecting Leith and Newhaven with the existing terminus at York Place.
There will be eight new stops on the extension, which is scheduled to open from spring 2023. Although work was suspended due to the outbreak of COVID, there has been no delay to the project.
Edinburgh Council Leader Adam McVey visited the site on November 13. He said: “It’s fantastic to see tracks in the ground in Leith - it’s a real milestone for this major project.”
He also confirmed that despite the difficulties experienced this year due to the pandemic, the updated business case for the project supports continued progress.