In Pictures: The latest from Leith Walk


Here we see the city and airport bound track on the left and the Newhaven bound track on the right. Just on the left beyond the bus is the junction with London Road; the former roundabout here was largely removed before the first tram project and will be a fully signalised junction by 2023. If you look in the distance along the citybound track the modern sandstone curved building is John Lewis & Partners (open in 1973 and extended in 1988) with the new St James Quarter behind. The new Picardy Place stop will be located just round a right bend before the John Lewis store. Some of the last original Edinburgh trams would have traversed this area on their way back to Shrubhill Depot at the end of service on 16th November 1956. (Photograph by Roy Calderwood, 29th April 2021)

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