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Picardy Place

Work on building the tram route through Picardy Place will begin October 2021. See estimated timelines of when work will be finished in this area. 

Picardy Place is the section between: 

  • York Place to London Road

Morrison Utility Services (MUS) will begin ground excavation works with the clearance of any utility services and archaeological works. Sacyr, Farrans, Neopul (SFN), will then continue with full tram infrastructure works.

Logistic Hub

The Logistics hub on Montgomery Street will be operational to help with deliveries and dispatches. Help will also be at hand at these logistics hubs for residents expecting large deliveries such as appliances or furniture. Loading bays outside Tesco on Picardy Place will remain in place and there will also be loading provision on Union Street.


As part of the design for Picardy Place, cycleways across the island site will connect City Centre West to East Link on York Place to the dedicated cycleway provision down to the Foot of the Walk that is being developed as part of the project.


Traffic Management

There will be three phases of works. 

Phase One

During the first phase of works, one lane of traffic will continue to run northbound from York Place with access to London Road via a right-hand turn and straight ahead to access Gayfield Square, Leith Walk and Annandale Street. Traffic will be able to travel southbound from Leith Walk with a turn left option to London Road or straight on past Greenside Place for Leith Street, York Place and Broughton Street. In this phase there will be no right turn northbound onto Leith Walk for traffic travelling from London Road. Access will be by travelling round the construction site on Picardy Place and back towards Leith Walk. 

Phase Two and Three

The second phase of works will see an extension of site from Picardy Place to York Place. During this phase the existing tram network will still be fully operational into the York Place tram stop.

A third and final phase will include a further extension of the site into York Place including the removal of the existing tram stop as the final construction will see this stop relocated to Picardy Place. During this phase the tram service will terminate at St Andrew Square tram stop.

Please note, East London Street will not be used as a diversion route for buses or heavy good vehicles.