LCCC has been asked by Trams to Newhaven to publish the following. Any queries should be sent to them, via one of these contact-methods. LCCC was not consulted on these diversions and will study their impact in due course.
Location: North-bound side of Leith Walk
Timescale: 15 March 2021 till Autumn 2021 (in sections)
To allow for the continued construction of the new tram line and to begin creating the segregated cycleway that is part of the final design for the project, we are now required to review the bi-directional cycle lane provision on the north-bound side of Leith Walk.
While these works are being carried out there will be restrictions in in place for cyclists. Sections of the temporary bi-directional cycleway that are currently in place will need to close. Where possible, alternative routes will be signposted for cyclists, however there may be instances when this is not possible.
There will be signage installed for cyclists accessing the north-side of Leith Walk to advise of these changes.
The Trams to Newhaven team sent out an update on Friday 18th December. It included the following information. You can recieve these updates by subscribing on tramstonewhaven.co.uk.
Christmas shut down plan
The Trams to Newhaven project construction will shut down from 5pm on 18 December 2020 until 7am on Monday 4 January 2021. Both contractors will return to work on Monday 4 to review all safety measures ahead of recommencing construction activities on Tuesday 5 January 2021.
All main works finished on the evening of the Wednesday 16 to allow two full days on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 for general housekeeping and security.
All open excavations will be backfilled for health and safety purposes and to protect assets.
During the period of site shutdown, the entry and exit gates will be secured using a coded padlock. All emergency services have been given the code should they need to gain access.
Traffic management maintenance crews will be operational 24/7 over the Christmas period. The site will be inspected twice a day.
Over the festive period our contact centre hours will be as follows:
• 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 December 8am – 8pm
• 24 December 8am – 6pm
• 27, 28, 29, 30 December 8am – 8pm
• 31 December 8am – 6pm
• 3 and 4 January 8am – 8pm
The contact centre will be closed:
• 25 and 26 December 2020
• 1 and 2 January 2021
In the event of an emergency out with our operational hours please call our number on 0131 322 1122 where your call will be diverted to our out of hours contact.
Contact details are:
Telephone: 0131 322 1122
The operating times for the Logistics Hubs over the period are:
• 21, 22, 23 December 8am – 6pm
• 24 December 8am – 3pm
• 28, 29, 30 December 8am – 6pm
• 31 December 8am – 3pm
• 4 January 8am – 3pm
The Logistics Hubs will be closed:
• 25, 26 and 27 December 2020
• 1,2 and 3 January 2021
From Monday 11 January the new opening hours for the contact centre will be Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm. Our email, Twitter and Instagram accounts will be monitored Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Leith Walk progress over 2020
- Enabling works were completed in the early part of the year with the creation of the city-bound running lane ahead of the main construction works which were due to commence in March 2020.
- Following a 13 week shut down period due to COVID-19 the main construction works began on 22 June. This saw the establishment of the construction site from London Road to Crown Place. To date 60% of Leith Walk has been handed over from MUS, who completed excavation and utility clearance to SFN who will undertake the main tram infrastructure works and public realm.
- The first installation of rail on Leith Walk has taken place within the Pilrig Street to Dalmeny Street section.
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 1 October 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 27 August 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
We wanted to remind you that the Trams to Newhaven works require the running lane in Leith Walk to be closed tomorrow from 7pm to 5am and will repeat every weeknight for the coming week. Please see the below tweet;
We will be closing Leith Walk running lane from Foot of the Walk to Pilrig Street from Monday 21 September for 1 week between 7pm to 5am to accommodate utility diversion and remedial works.— Trams to Newhaven (@TramstoNewhaven) September 18, 2020
Excavation works will halt at midnight with non-intrusive works from midnight to 5am. pic.twitter.com/eIrIR0tQJ8
Lothian Buses have also issued an update on their website at lothianbuses.com. Day buses will utilise Easter Road and Night Buses will use Bonnington Road.
You can keep up with the Trams to Newhaven project and sign up for their regular updates at edinburgh.gov.uk/tramstonewhaven.
Leith Central residents, visitors and businesses might want to be aware of the TRO proposals to do with the tram-works. LCCC understands that formal consultations are likely to start in early September (lasting 28 days).
TRO drawings for the full route are available on the Trams Project website, but for convenience here are the ones covering Leith Central’s area. Click any thumbnail to access the full-size PDF.
|Foot of the Walk to Jane Street||Steads Place to Jamieson Place|
|Dalmeny Street to Pilrig Street||Albert Street to McDonald Road|
|Brunswick Street to Elm Row|
Although outside of our area, those close to or due to travel in the York Road area on 17th August may be interested in this gas works notice.
(adapted from an email from SGN)
I’m writing to you to make you aware of our upcoming project to upgrade our gas network in the York Road area of Edinburgh. This project involves us replacing our existing gas mains with new plastic pipe.
Our essential work will ensure the local community receives a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come. We’re working closely with Scottish Government to make sure we carry out our project in line with all current coronavirus safety guidance. We shouldn’t need to interrupt gas supplies to homes or businesses, and our engineers won’t be calling at residents’ homes, unless it’s an emergency.
We’re looking to start work in the York Road area of Edinburgh on Monday the 17 August and our project will last approximately four weeks.
We are required to remove a small section of pipe at the junction with East Trinity Road. During this project and due to the location of the pipe it will be necessary to close York Road at its junction with East Trinity Road. Local diversions will be in place during this time. To help carryout these essential works parking suspensions will be in operation and there will also be a requirement for temporary traffic signals.
We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities from the virus. Our colleagues will be keeping to social distancing guidelines on our sites and we’d ask communities to keep their distance too. There’s more information about our coronavirus response on our website: sgn.co.uk/coronavirus
I’m also writing to local stakeholders to make them aware of our project. Please feel free to also share this information with anyone you think may be impacted by our project.
If you have any specific enquiries about this project, please call us on 0800 912 1700 and our customer service team will be happy to help.
Thank you for your support during these challenging times and if there’s anything else you need please let me know.
Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 28 May 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading