Edinburgh Tram developments

Discussion in 'Other Public Transport' started by PaulLothian, 2 Aug 2012.

  1. Chrism20

    Chrism20 Established Member

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    I used to feel the same about the trams, however having moved to Murrayfield recently I must admit I was extremely surprised at just how well used the trams actually are and at all times of the day.

    They struggle with matching the 100 for Airport to City Centre for time but for many local journeys out to the Gyle or into town they are better than the bus.
     
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-47170979

    Its that contingency fund that pushed it up? Also way is the money from the ST Johns Centre who said there woudl give an interest free loan to extending it down Leith walk>


     
  3. mrmartin

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    While seems somewhat expensive if it is to be primarily (>90%) funded by future fares it is a no brainer surely? I assume there is no Scottish govt funding going in here?

    I can't think of many rail projects that are able to be funded like this.
     
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    Council set to back Edinburgh tram extension

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-47402066

     
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    Good news!

    I'm all for the extension and more!

    Pity Glasgow can't get it's act together and start rebuilding its tram network.
     
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    I fully agree with you there :)
     
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    I think this is because the 100 is more a direct route into town via corstophine Haymarket and city center but the tram goes out towards gyle saughton balgreen murryfield into Haymarket into city center. But it's only around 5-6 mins slower than the 100 with more stops and miles to do.
     
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    Extension approved according to The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...proves-207m-extension-to-tram-line?CMP=twt_gu

     
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    Lets hope they don't mess things up this time round!

    A lot of work has already been done in Leith Walk. If construction goes according to plan without any major issues, it could well open before 2023. I wonder if the 2023 opening year, is just to give the council a bit of breathing space if they do come across any major problems and don't end up with egg on their face and the angry of the public like what happened during the initial works.
     
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    There’s a cemetery on Constitution Street. The wall is not the original boundary of the cemetery. Archeological works in that section alone could be very extensive, and I assume would have to fit in with traffic management plans for adjacent sections.
     
  13. VioletEclipse

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    I say it could easily take five years to complete, unless they have actually learned from their mistakes last time ;)
     

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