Taking Trams to Newhaven

In November 2017, the City of Edinburgh Council approved the outline business case for taking trams to Newhaven. This allowed the project team to develop early plans for how and when the new tram line would be built, should the project be approved by Council in Summer/Autumn 2018. The team has also started the early steps to procure suppliers for the construction.

The proposed new line will run for 4.69 kilometres/2.91 miles, connecting Leith and Newhaven to the current end of the tram line at York Place. The look and feel of the stops, overhead lines and general design principles will follow similar ones to those used in the current line. This will mean that the new section of the tram line will tie in with the look and feel of the existing line.

The City of Edinburgh Council is carrying out an initial six-week public consultation and engagement on taking ‘Trams to Newhaven’. This will provide people who live, work, run business or have interests in the area with general information on the project as well as specific details around traffic management during construction and the proposed permanent design.

Your feedback is important to the City of Edinburgh Council and will help shape their plans before they consult again in Summer/Autumn 2018. You can express your views online between 19 March to 29 April. Alternatively, drop into one of the public information events:

  • Thursday 22 March: Leith Theatre, 11am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 3 April: McDonald Road Library, 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 12 April: Leith Community Education Centre, 3pm - 9pm
  • Saturday 21 April: Ocean Terminal, 12 noon - 5pm

Alternatively, you can find out more using the details below: