Princes Street

Preparing for the trams

due to start running in 2011  2014

Road Works  -  2009  -  Preparing for Edinburgh Trams

Road Works  -  Looking along Princes Street from the West End - 2009

  Copyright                                                                                                 Photo taken July 6, 2009


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      Road Works  -  Looking along Princes Street from the West End - 2009


Princes Street


This view looks to the east along Princes Street from the pavement  beside St John's Church on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road

Road Works

The whole street, and the pavement along the south side of the street from here to the Scott Monument, about half a mile to the east, is currently (at July 2009) taken up by road works to lay the tracks for the new Edinburgh trams.

The trams are due to start operating in 2011 - or more likely, 2012.
September 2011:  Latest estimated date for running to start, 2014.

The pavement along the north side of Princes Street beside the shops is still open to pedestrians.

Princes Street is due to re-open to traffic and pedestrians in late-November, in time for Edinburgh's Winter Festival, 2009.


Princes Street
Looking east from the West End

Princes Street
Looking east

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