Plans to extend Edinburgh's trams from the city centre to the Forth have been questioned by a survey in Leith which suggests most people are happy with existing transport in the area. Councillors insist the line is needed to cope with rising resident numbers. However, they accept there will be 18 months of disruption to businesses. The survey suggested that 91% of people were satisfied with transport provision in the Leith area, where the £165m tram extension is planned.
Councillors want to extend the Edinburgh trams to Newhaven to cope with rising resident numbers.