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Tram extension could double patronage, says Edinburgh

LIGHT RAIL

Andrew Forster
01 September 2017
Edinburgh: oral hearings of tram inquiry begin on Tuesday
Edinburgh: oral hearings of tram inquiry begin on Tuesday

 

A three-mile extension of Edinburgh’s tram line into the north of the city could cost £165m and double the system’s patronage, the city council said this week. 

The plan would see the  airport to city centre line extended beyond its York Place terminus to Newhaven, via Leith Walk and the Ocean Terminal shopping centre.

Edinburgh’s transport and environment committee will be asked next week to authorise the procurement of a contractor for the project. However, a...

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