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Three light rail schemes pass milestones

Rhodri Clark
04 April 2023
The first tram-train for the South Wales Metro inside the new depot at Taff`s Well
The first tram-train for the South Wales Metro inside the new depot at Taff`s Well

Three light rail development schemes in Scotland, Wales and England have just passed significant milestones.

Test running of trams along the new track from Edinburgh city centre to Leith and Newhaven commenced, bringing the first trams in more than 65 years to Leith Walk. The 4.7km Newhaven extension is due to open this spring and is still within its budget of £207.3m.

The initial slow-speed test runs took place at night, with parts of the route closed to road vehicles. This was a prelude...

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