When the Trams to Newhaven extension of Edinburgh Trams opens in the next couple of years the current terminus at York Place will be swept away and replaced by a new stop at Picardy Place – which will become the first new stop to be opened on the network since Edinburgh Gateway on 11th December 2016. In this pictorial update we take a look at recent progress here with more work expected to get underway in the coming months.
Picardy Place tram stop will be located on a traffic island which (although it has been redesigned several times since) replaced a triangular block of tenements which were demolished in 1969. This included the address where Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame, was born in 1869. Plans for the new stop showing an island platform and a single platform on the south side.
SFN have now taken control of this worksite with the previous occupants, Laing O’Rourke, no longer requiring the base for their work in connection to the St James Quarter development.