Thursday, 10 December 2009

Tram line 3 still on hold

The Edinburgh tram network was always envisaged as having a line running through Southside and Newington. A route has long been safeguarded down the bridges and on to Cameron Toll and the Royal Infirmary. This article implies that it has been resurrected. In fact it has been a safeguarded route since the trams project started. That does not mean it will go ahead.

For sure, now is not the time to divert energy to bringing it forward. Certainly, the route should be safeguarded. It makes much more economic sense to have an additional route southwards from the city centre where the potential numbers of users is far greater than the ill fated line 1b to the north. But not now. Here is the proposed route. It should be noted there are current proposals for an amendment allowing the route to run parallel to Lady Road. This alteration would come if the current proposals to upgrade the Cameron Toll Centre were to be passed.

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