Councillors approve extension to Edinburgh's tram line [BBC News]





Date: 14/03/2019

Edinburgh's tram line is to be extended from the city centre to Newhaven at a cost of up to £207m. Supporters of the plan to lengthen the tram line by 2.8 miles (4.6km) say it is needed to match the city's population growth. But funding concerns have been raised after it was revealed the project's costs had jumped by 25%. The original tram project came in at twice its original budget and the mistakes made on that scheme are subject to an ongoing public inquiry.


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Go-ahead given to tram scheme extension
Tram passing Scott's Monument in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh's tram line is to be extended by 2.8 miles after the £207m plan was backed by councillors.

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An Edinburgh tram stands at the current city terminus in York Place on 24 March 2017 ready to form the next service to Edinburgh Airport. View from the top deck of a bus, with Leith Walk straight ahead. The case for extension of the network south, in line with the original plans, is currently under debate. [See image 16868]
Location: York Place [Tram]
Company: Edinburgh Trams
24/03/2017 John Furnevel
Sign of the times 'Leith Walk' November 2008. (No sign of rails yet ...)
Location: Leith Walk [Tram]
Company: Edinburgh Trams
06/11/2008 Bill Roberton
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Company: Edinburgh Trams
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