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  1. chdot
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    This may or may not get responses

    George Lowder MBE Chief Executive Transport for Edinburgh wants the next tram line to be down the Roseburn Corridor

    https://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/june-opening-date-revealed-for-edinburghs-new-waterfront-tram-link-4024197…

    @Edinburgh_CC is said to prefer a route via Western General

    @CllrScottArthur @lmacinnessnp @julebandel @SpokesLothian @VicNicSNP @SanneDD

    https://mobile.twitter.com/cyclingedin/status/1625413993308336128

    https://transportforedinburgh.com/about/management-team/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. chdot
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  3. chdot
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  4. CycleAlex
    Member

    Tram testing starts tonight on Leith Walk: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/tramstonewhaven/news/article/407/testing-and-commissioning

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    Please note, this is not a public event. There will be no access for the public onto or near the tram but please exercise caution if you are in the vicinity. A controlled zone will be managed around the tram by traffic marshalls and staff will be carrying out specialised tasks. The results of this phase of testing will then be analysed to ensure the tram is operating as expected.

    Entertaining though…

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. Yodhrin
    Member

    Be aware if you're crossing over the York Place junction to go down Broughton Street, there's a big effing trench(utility?) across most of the road that's not covered and is deep enough to properly wonky-up a wheel.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    Edinburgh tram works: Leith Walk partially closed again just weeks after reopening

    Locals complained about several bus diversions as a result of the temporary restrictions on Leith Walk.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/edinburgh-tram-works-leith-walk-partially-closed-again-just-weeks-after-reopening-4076636

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    Tram daytime testing begins from today!

    Trams will be running at full speed on the new line from this morning. Please note that they are not in service and remember to stay safe around trams.

    More information to follow.

    https://twitter.com/tramstonewhaven/status/1648608448970358784

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. davecykl
    Member

    Dammit, beat to me to it! Nothing gets past you, chdot! ;-)

    Good to see this further progress, hopefully it might mean that the route opening to passenger service could perhaps then come a bit sooner than currently estimated.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. chdot
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  11. chdot
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    #TramtoNewhaven passing in front of @Omni_Edinburgh and @edinplayhouse

    https://twitter.com/tramstonewhaven/status/1654537019891109895?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

    Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Final report sent to printers

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-65548175

    Posted 11 months ago #
  13. chdot
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  14. gembo
    Member

    Should be an Inquiry into this inquiry.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  15. chdot
    Admin

    https://twitter.com/judithrosalind/status/1653361366223269888?

    Photo and explanation

    Curious…

    Posted 11 months ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    Edinburgh’s new tram line had almost 600 defects to be fixed just weeks ahead of its planned opening, it has emerged. The council has admitted there are ongoing disputes with the contractor over issues.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/edinburgh-trams-hundreds-of-defects-found-on-leith-walk-weeks-before-trams-to-newhaven-launch-4148689

    Posted 11 months ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    We are delighted to announce that the #tramstonewhaven line is scheduled to be open to the public on Wed, 7 June 2023!

    https://twitter.com/tramstonewhaven/status/1661662132155318272

    Is that Spring?

    Still “on time”?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  18. LaidBack
    Member

    Well done Cllr Lesley Macinnes!

    Posted 11 months ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    Beware trams

    Standard timetable testing will continue on the route in the run-up to the launch of services on 7 June.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/edinburgh-trams-opening-date-announced-for-edinburghs-trams-to-newhaven-services-along-leith-walk-4157197

    Posted 11 months ago #
  20. chdot
    Admin

    Mr Lowder also added that the next phase of the Edinburgh tram network would add a Granton link due to it being the easiest to achieve. The link between Haymarket in the west of the city and Granton was initially held back due to a lack of funding.

    https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/edinburghs-new-tramline-leith-newhaven-26225405

    Mmm

    Posted 11 months ago #
  21. neddie
    Member

    Easiest to achieve == no impact on motorists

    Posted 11 months ago #
  22. chdot
    Admin

    That will be a factor amongst several.

    Strongest ‘reason’ is that it ‘parliamentary approval is already in place.

    The “business case” will be important - as will the parameters that guide what is assessed.

    There will be a lot of ‘if journey time is x it will attract y passengers’.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  23. stiltskin
    Member

    It goes down what was an urban railway,

    He means “ it goes down a popular cycle path”

    Posted 11 months ago #
  24. acsimpson
    Member

    "I don’t want to pre-empt the work the council’s doing at the moment."... but I'm going to anyway!

    Posted 11 months ago #
  25. neddie
    Member

    If the tram goes down the Roseburn path, it will decimate active travel. We must fight it with every breath

    Posted 11 months ago #
  26. chdot
    Admin

    Agree

    Was contemplating a long post with background, but maybe those two sentences will do for now.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  27. chdot
    Admin

    After Edinburgh's ruinous tram project, politicians must learn not to put their ego before value for money – John McLellan

    https://archive.is/s7A3i

    Posted 11 months ago #
  28. chdot
    Admin

    Bristol's mayor has defended plans for an underground rail network expected to cost between £7bn and £18bn.

    Marvin Rees says he will carry on pushing for a mass transit system in the city until he is "definitively told a business case doesn't stack up".

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-64967107

    Posted 10 months ago #
  29. chdot
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  30. neddie
    Member

    I'd be interested to know how many of the 65,000 arrived by car

    Anecdotally heard one mother talking about how it took her husband 40 minutes to find them as he "kept getting moved on" in his car! She described it as a "nightmare"

    Like, what makes you think you are so special, that somehow you can get a car anywhere near 65,000 other people?

    Posted 10 months ago #

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