September 2021

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 material from the pre-tram Leith Project.  Plans & info during tramworks are however below.
  • See also City Centre page.

2107 Landscape designs for entire route (final for construction, scanned copies)   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]

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 [following the changes resulting from the initial 1803 consultation below]  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.  The public response was massive – see below.  As a result, the plans were drastically revised, [Spokes tweet, council news release] car lanes reduced and segregated unidirectional bike lanes promised on each side.  The details (so far) only became fully public when the revised scheme was then consulted on – see para 1809 above.