Sunday 20 February 2022

Edinburgh Tram Extension Work Permanently Closes York Place Tram Stop

Work to connect Edinburgh’s existing tram network to the Newhaven line has seen the permanent closure of the York Place tram stop and a temporary suspension of services to other city centre stops.
The York Place stop will be replaced by the new Picardy Place stop when the extension opens.

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 eight new stops (see route map below).

This will offer passengers 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 a forecast of timetabled services operating from Spring 2023. Pedestrian access is being maintained at all times during construction.

Now trams are only running as far as the West End tram stop, with alternative arrangements put in place to enable customers to complete their journey. In April, services will resume as far as a temporary terminus in St Andrew Square.

During this period there will be no services to Princes Street and St Andrew Square although customers with any tram tickets, Ridacards and valid Concessionary cards can use Lothian bus services 3, 4, 12, 25, 26, 31, 33, 44 to link with the tram at West End.

Customers interchanging with National Rail services can also use their tram ticket between Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley stations thanks to a partnership with Scotrail.

The tram stop at the Shore

The route down Leith Walk

Above & below,the tram tracks at Ocean Drive