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Key Documents

Welcome to the Trams to Newhaven document repository. Here you will find all documents related to building the line to Newhaven.

Updated permanent designs

We have updated the below drawings to take consideration of feedback received from the community. These designs, however, should be viewed as indicitive as we may need to make some minor changes as we proceed through the project. Updates will be posted here and communicated to you via email. Should you wish to be kept up to date, you can sign up to our mailing list.

Trams to Newhaven permanent designs (4.6MB)

Final Business Case (FBC)

A report accompanying the FBC was presented by the Trams to Newhaven project team at the Transport and Environment Committee’s meeting on Thursday 28 February 2019 who recommended it for approval to Full Council.

The FBC sets out the robust strategic, economic, financial, commercial and management case for taking trams to Newhaven and outlines the project cost and timescales for councillors and was approved at a meeting of Full Council on 14 March.

Download the Final Business Case (PDF - 2.1MB)

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Supplementary reports and information

As part of our commitment to always be transparent we have also published a series of supplementary documents to the Final Business Case:

Atkins Audit Report on the Final Business Case (PDF - 287KB)

Briefing Note - Structures Status (PDF - 125KB)

Edinburgh St James Interface Report (PDF - 87KB)

Financial Summaries:

Forth Ports Interface Report (PDF - 86KB)

Insolvency Strategy (PDF - 136KB)

Public Consultation Impact Report (PDF - 2.7MB)

Scott Moncrieff Review of Financial Model (PDF - 2.2MB)

Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG)-based Assessment of Modal Options (PDF - 1.4MB)

Steer Report on Economic Case for Tram (PDF - 2.2MB)

The University of Oxford - Reference Class Forecast for the for York Place to Newhaven Project (PDF - 342KB)

Meeting Papers

28 February 2019: Agenda and Full Meeting Papers - Transport and Environment Committee (PDF - 14.1MB)

7 March 2019: Agenda and Full Meeting Papers - Finance and Resouces Committee (PDF - 12.4MB)

14 March 2019: Edinburgh Tram – York Place to Newhaven Final Business Case – referral from the Transport and Environment Committee (PDF - 2.9MB)

14 March 2019: Full Meeting Papers - The City of Edinburgh Council (14.03.19) (PDF - 16.3MB)


Tram Act and adherence to the Code of Constrcution Practice (CoCP)

Find out more about the Tram Act and CoCP here: Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Act 2006