May 2024

Tramline extension to Leith & Newhaven

  • For documents relating to the original tram project, airport to York Place, see this page
  • See also Leith page.  This includes the Leith LTN and route FoTW-OT
  • See also Leith Walk page.  It includes Picardy Place and material from the pre-tram Leith Project.  Plans & info during tramworks are however below. 
  • Trams to Newhaven ‘Cycling’ page  NB: also this says “we are working with local cycle interest groups” we are disappointed with the level of consultation, including detailed design of Leith Walk cycleroute
  • See also City Centre page.

2402 Outstanding issuesSpokes listing, submitted to Council (NB this does not include the still unstarted promised continuation from Foot of the Walk to Henderson Street then to Ocean Terminal)

2307 Outstanding issuesSpokes listing for discussion with relevant officers

2211 Outstanding issuesSpokes listing of issues for Leith Walk and for continuation north, prepared for discussion with local Community Councils

2201 Landscape designslatest version ‘final’ [pdf 5.5MB]  Also on TTN website

2112 Leith Walk downhill cycleroute very unsatisfactory  25mm & 0mm kerbing on LW route  Compare 50mm kerbing on council-designed routes

2107 Landscape designs for entire route (further amended, pre-construction)   C01 (Newhaven)  C02  C03  C04  C05  C06  C07  C08  C09  C10  C11  C12  C13  C14  C15 (Picardy/ London Rd) 

2106 Landscape designs for entire route (nearing final)  P03-1 (Newhaven)  P03-2  P03-3  P03-4  P03-5  P03-6  P03-7  P03-8  P03-9  P03-10  P03-11  P03-12  P03-13  P03-14  P03-15 (ends at York Place)   Note: Spokes has commented on these in detail, but at a meeting rather than in a document.

2106 Signalised junctions detailed designs – Leith Walk only

2105 Leith Walk temporary bidirectional bike route during construction – proposed closure till autumn  Spokes paper objecting.   People with no real alternative  pic1 pic2 [MMcD]

2104 Traffic Regulation Orders for the tramline extension   Reasons   Plans [8MB]  Spokes objection

  • TRO/20/24A – movement restrictions (1-ways, no entry etc)   Advert  Order
  • TRO/20/24B – waiting/loading restrictions   Advert  Order

2010 Tramstop “prior approval” planning applications

2007 ‘Indicative Final Landscape Designs‘  Drawings giving a fairly thorough overall understanding of the entire route, though a lot of detail still awaited.   Download drawings here.

1809 Tram Extension second consultation – now with segregated bike lanes  The initial truly disastrous plans [1803 consultation below] elicited a massive public response and as a result the council had a major rethink [Spokes tweet] with car lanes reduced and segregated unidirectional bike lanes promised on each side, leading to this second consultation.  Consultation page  Spokes response [pdf]  Our response uses the online survey questions, which were very limited, concerning only the abovementioned changes.  In particular the questions had little detail between Foot of Walk and Newhaven – our comments on that remain largely as in our 1804 response below and are not repeated in this response.

1809 Leith Walk during tramworks  Consultation on support for local businesses [link].  Consultation questions (council web page disappeared? but we saved the questions).  Spokes response [pdf].

1803-04 Tram Extension first detailed consultation

NB – these original plans were absolutely disastrous for Leith Walk, car lanes increased from 2 to 4, cyclists to be squeezed between parked vehicles and tramlines.  A Spokes public meeting highlighted the concerns. The public response was massive – see below.  As a result, the plans were drastically revised – see para 1809 above.