Trams to Newhaven will add 4.69 kilometres / 2.91 miles of track in both directions, connecting Leith and Newhaven to the current end of the Edinburgh tram line at York Place with 8 new stops. This will offer residents access to high capacity light rail which will sit alongside the existing bus service as well as improved cycling and walking infrastructure along the route.
Construction commenced in November 2019 with trams timetabled to take their first passengers to and from Newhaven in Spring 2023, at this point Edinburgh Trams will operate the route. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times during construction. The hours for construction work are Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm and Saturday 8am - 1pm.