First daytime testing for Trams to Newhaven
Posted on 25th April 2023 at 11:08
In mid-April, test trams underwent testing on the route between Edinburgh city centre and Newhaven after months of prepatory testing and integration of the new vehicles within the exisitng network infrastructure.
Testing of the newly constructed line will continue over the coming weeks making sure that sigals and software work both effectively and safely in prepartion for the full launcg of passenger services.
In the meantime, Edinburgh Tram's drivers, of which 40 are new, to become familiarised with the route. Until this point, they had been concucting training using a state of the art simulator.
Councillor Scott Arthur, Transport and Environment Convener said: 'Seeing trams running along the length of Leith Walj and beyond during the day will give a real taste of the future of the route - this is an exciting moment.'
Edinburgh Trams' Managing Director, Lea Harrsion, added:
'Our innovative approach to driving training has delivered numerous benefits for our business but, ultimately, the focus has been on keeping everyone safe.'
The trams to Newhaven project remains on schedule for completion by Spring 2023 and has stayed within its £207.3m budget however no specific date has been given as to when it will be open to passengers.
Trams are conducting daytime tests along Leith Walk and beyond after initial testing completed in February
Tagged as: Leith Walk, Edinburgh Trams, Testing
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