Edinburgh trams: Cable installation at Picardy Place

Tramwork: Picardy Place. Picture: Kate Chandler
Tramwork: Picardy Place. Picture: Kate Chandler
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WORKS to install underground and overhead tram line cables will start in the city centre from Monday.

The project’s latest stage will involve aerial cables being fixed into place at the junction of Broughton Street and Picardy Place.

The work will be done starting from 10pm Monday through to 5am the following day. The junction will be closed during the seven-hour window, with a traffic diversion route in place.

Princes Street will be shut from 10pm to 6am between South Charlotte Street and South St David Street from Tuesday to Friday.

Contractors will then work four nights a week from June 17 to July 13 to install underground cables along the main thoroughfare.

Buses and other services will be diverted along George Street during the roadworks.

A letter has also been sent to residents and businesses in Morrison Street to tell them about a new junction with 
signals that is being built on the road.

The works will be done over seven nights from 7pm to 6am each shift, starting from June 10-12 and continuing on June 13, 17, 19 and 20. The council said every effort would be made to finish any noisy works by 10pm each day.

The £776 million tram route is officially scheduled to open next summer, but has been tipped to be running by as early as Christmas.