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Edinburgh Council — Tram extension public information events

Date: 22 March 2018
Location: Various
Organised by: The City of Edinburgh Council

In September 2017 the council took a decision to move on to Stage 2 of the proposal to extend the tramline from York Place to Newhaven in a £165 million project. While there is no final decision about the tram extension, the Council is carefully moving forwards towards taking a final step later this year.

The consultation process will include:
An online consultation on the tram extension
An online consultation on cycle safety and the trams
– 28,000 letters delivered to residential addresses in the area surrounding the planned tram route
– 4 public information events
– 4 local business forums
– 4 community council briefings

As part of the consultation on the tram extension, there is a chance for people who live and work in Leith and Newhaven to find out more on the proposals and ask questions. As well as the tram extension, proposals are included for the creation of a public transport corridor on Leith Walk for tram and bus during commuting hours at either end of a weekday to ensure that buses and trams can keep to timetable as much as possible.

The events take place on:

Thursday 22 March: Leith Theatre, 11am – 6pm
Tuesday 3 April: McDonald Road Library, 10am – 4pm
Thursday 12 April: Leith Community Education Centre, 3pm – 9pm
Saturday 21 April: Ocean Terminal, 12 noon – 5pm