Edinburgh trams



And finally... Faces unveiled of centuries-old Edinburgh-dwellers uncovered during trams project

A first glimpse has been revealed of what people living in Leith up to 700 years ago might have looked like.

Published 25 March 2021

Ten-year transport and mobility plan could see further extension to Edinburgh tram network

Another major expansion of the Edinburgh tram network is being considered as part of a ten-year transport and mobility transformation plan.

Published 12 February 2021

Additional funding takes tram inquiry costs to almost £12m

Seven years after it began, the long-running inquiry into the Edinburgh trams construction fiasco has now taken longer than the delayed network took to build.

Published 1 February 2021

Edinburgh trams: First look at concept designs for Stevedore Place

The City of Edinburgh Council has unveiled revise concept designs for the development of Stevedore Place as part of the Trams to Newhaven project after working with representatives of the local community.

Published 29 January 2021

First tracks are laid for tram extension project

Work to construct the Trams to Newhaven route is well under way with the first tracks being laid in Leith.

Published 20 November 2020

Trams to Newhaven redesign secures future of Discovery Garden

The Discovery Garden at Ocean Terminal is to be retained under a redesign of the Trams to Newhaven project.

Published 16 November 2020

Trams expansion case ‘remains on track’ despite COVID challenges

Work to extend Edinburgh's trams to Newhaven can still be delivered within the £207 million budget despite the onset of coronavirus, according to a new report.

Published 10 November 2020

Video: Trams to Newhaven progress

A new video has been released to give an update on the Trams to Newhaven project.

Published 19 October 2020

And finally... Excavation of medieval graveyard begins at trams project

The excavation of human remains which could date back as far as 1300 has begun on Constitution Street as part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Trams to Newhaven project.

Published 17 July 2020

And finally... Rare whale bones uncovered in tram project excavations

Archaeologists exploring Leith's heritage as the Trams to Newhaven project recommences have unearthed an assortment of historic artefacts around Constitution Street which, along with archaeological investigations, have shed new light on the area’s history.

Published 17 June 2020

Trams to Newhaven project main construction works to restart

Main construction works for Edinburgh’s Trams to Newhaven project will begin from today as workers across the capital get back on site in line with the Scottish Government’s move to phase two of its plans to restart the construction industry.

Published 15 June 2020

Tram inquiry overtakes construction of line itself

The inquiry into the length of time taken to construct the Edinburgh Trams project has now taken longer than it took the build the line itself.

Published 5 June 2020

Trams to Newhaven project site preparation works to start

Construction site preparation works for Edinburgh’s Trams to Newhaven project will start today in line with the Scottish Government’s Phase 1 pre-start site preparation.

Published 1 June 2020

Trams to Newhaven construction work to cease

The City of Edinburgh Council has ordered work on the Edinburgh’s Trams to Newhaven project to stop this week in light of new coronavirus guidance from the Scottish Government.

Published 26 March 2020

Leith Walk tram extension work to begin next month

The main phase of construction work to take Edinburgh’s trams to Newhaven will begin on Leith Walk next month.

Published 21 February 2020