December 2023

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.

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.