Edinburgh trams



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

Further expansion of Edinburgh tram network mooted

Edinburgh’s tram line could be extended to Granton and south to the Bio Quarter with many of the city’s streets becoming pedestrianised under radical new plans being considered by councillors.

Published 10 January 2020

Edinburgh tram extension construction programme finalised

The City of Edinburgh Council has finalised the construction programme and costs for the city’s tram extension to Newhaven with work on the first phase scheduled to get under way on Constitution Street in mid-November.

Published 11 October 2019

And finally... Businesses affected by tram works offered electric cargo bikes

The City of Edinburgh Council is to offer free electric cargo bikes to help city businesses during tram construction works.

Published 2 July 2019

And finally... Exhibition to showcase Edinburgh Tram’s excavated graveyard

The results of the largest excavation of a medieval graveyard undertaken in Edinburgh are on show in a new exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh.

Published 5 April 2019