Trams to Newhaven major update

7 Feb 2023

The Trams to Newhaven Project published a major update on Friday. Please see their Construction programme new timelines and I've put some of the highlights below.

I'm pushing for more focus on the pavements and the project have granted me a forum on Tuesday to catch up on walking, wheeling and cycling concerns and considerations. The project are planning to install bus stops and litterbins, and we have been liaising on paving stone defects. I'll also seek an update on other plans ie Lorne Street reopening, Cambridge Avenue re-closing and demarkations on continuous pavements.


Leith Walk is now expected to be open both ways to traffic from next Monday 13th. I am awaiting confirmation from Lothian Buses on the 16 and 25 & 49 coming back down Leith Walk.


Elm Row realm works have been pushed back to a May 2023 completion. This is partially due to shortage of pavers and awaiting utility contractors.


Planters have started appearing but not all are in their final positions. I've asked for a review on the particularly narrow section near Arthur Street and Pilrig Church.


Smaller planters/bollards/sign poles between the cycle lane are still being explored to protect pedestrians from antisocial driving on pavements.


A CCTV camera has been installed on London Road and is actively being monitored.


The deliveries hub at Dalmeny Street is set to be closed.


Streetlamps are being removed near Blenheim Place (London Road) from this Wednesday, so expect delays for bus journies as a tempory lights in in play.

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