Railway tunnel cycle path back on track [Evening News]





Date: 29/05/2008

WORK to create a new cycle path and walkway in an abandoned railway tunnel near the city centre is set to resume just a week after council chiefs said there was no cash for the scheme.


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Railway tunnel cycle path back on track thanks to funds boost

Evening News Item

WORK to create a new cycle path and walkway in an abandoned railway tunnel near the city centre is set to resume “ just a week after council chiefs said there was no cash for the scheme.

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About to leave the north portal of Rodney Street Tunnel, Edinburgh, on 8 January 2013. Opened by the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway in 1847, the tunnel eventually closed in 1968. It was reopened in 2009 and now provides a walking/cycling link between the Broughton area and the New Town, avoiding busy roads.
Location: Rodney Street Tunnel
Company: Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
08/01/2013 John Furnevel
The south portal of Rodney Street Tunnel on 8 January 2013 complete with walkers, bikers and shoppers. Photograph taken from the site of Scotland Street station. Below is a close-up of the commemorative plaque that now adorns the wall to the right [see image 41645].
Location: Rodney Street Tunnel
Company: Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
08/01/2013 John Furnevel
Entrance to Rodney Street Tunnel from the north in January 2013, with some of the remains of Heriothill goods on the right. At the far end is the site of Scotland Street station, followed by the longer tunnel that once took trains through to Canal Street [see image 41661].
Location: Rodney Street Tunnel
Company: Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
/01/2013 John Furnevel