Connect with trains at edinburgh gateway edinburgh park station and haymarket. Edinburgh council the current timeline points to a business case being drawn up for the tram extension between 2024 and 2026.
Passenger services are timetabled to begin in spring 2023 and those at the council say the project budget of 207 3 million remains achieveable.
Edinburgh tram extension route. In addition to the three routes selected by transport planners other proposals were put forward for inclusion in the tram network. 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. I can see a long term extension to south queensferry to where the scotmid on station road.
Allowed contractors and the council to undertake ground and site investigation works to determine conditions along the route as well as dialogue with residents and. A tram route that covers rosyth and its southern expansion to the forth would sweep up a lot of commuters. Edinburgh tram extension route.
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. 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. The edinburgh tram route covers 14km from york place in the city centre all the way to edinburgh airport.
Third tram extension part of 10 year plan a city centre tram loop would be built in the heart of edinburgh under the biggest proposed transport. The city of edinburgh council. Local campaigning groups have suggested that it would be possible to re open the edinburgh south suburban railway as an extension to edinburgh trams.
Waverley station is just a short walk from st andrew square. An artist s impression of an edinburgh tram at elm row picture. At an estimated cost of 207 million the tram extension will have 8 stops and will be 2 91 miles 4 69km long.
The look and feel of the stops overhead lines and general design principles will follow similar ones to those used in the current line. A map of tram extension work times image. And the edinburgh trams would have not a great deal of reason to go further than south queensferry.
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