The case to extend the 1A line from York Place to Newhaven is now set to go under the scrutiny of councillors over the coming weeks. While the case itself could be given the go ahead by the end of September, a final decision on whether to proceed - and with which contractor - would not happen until autumn 2018. Council leader Adam McVey said: As the fastest growing city in Scotland, and with our existing system nearing capacity, we have to look at ways of enhancing our public transport system. The planned tram extension route takes in Scotlands most densely populated area. Taken with low car ownership, developing high capacity transport to Newhaven would bring a range of local benefits in terms of boosting economic growth, creating jobs, enhancing accessibility, reducing congestion and improving air quality.
WORK to extend Edinburgh’s tramline could get under way in 2019 if the £165.2m project is given the green light.