Trams to Newhaven Passenger Launch date announced
Posted on 26th May 2023 at 16:09
Edinburgh trams will be using their CAF Urbos fleet to service their new Newhaven line. (Edinburgh trams)
Passenger services on the new tram route to Newhaven are scheduled to start at 12pm on 7 June 2023.
The route, which has been under construction since November 2019, has been delivered on time and within its £207.3m budget.
Council Leader Cammy Day welcomed the news from Iona Street, where two historic cable wheels dating back to Victorian Edinburgh's original tram system were lowered on Thursday.
After rigorous testing of the newly constructed line, software and signals, the passenger service shold open on time.
Lea Harrison, Managing Director of Edinburgh Trams, said: 'the setting of a launch date for the new line is fantastic news for city residents and visitors, but particulary communities between the city centre and Newhaven.'
While the project will open for revenue services on 7 June 2023, outstanding public realm works will continue in some sections.'
Tramways & Urban Transport will be reporting fully upon the new system, its fleet and development in TAUT 1027. Order your copy here.
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