02/Sep/2014 - Last News Update: 02:01

Edinburgh trams: Princes Street reopens to buses and taxis

Category: Scotland

Published: 30th Jun 2012 00:38:58

Edinburgh's Princes Street is to reopen to taxis and buses following tram works.

The city's main shopping street had been shut to traffic while workmen dug up and relayed tram tracks.

Some traders had complained of a fall in revenues while the famous thoroughfare was closed.

It is the first stage of tramworks to be completed since Edinburgh Council resumed control of the project from the disbanded trams company TIE.

Princes Street was due to open west of Waverley Bridge on Saturday morning, when The Mound was also to reopen to all vehicles.

But the re-opening of Princes Street will not mean an end to traffic disruption in the capital, with the closure of York Place expected to lead to further significant delays over the coming months.

York Place is due to close to all vehicles except buses from 14 July, before shutting completely to traffic from September until the end of 2013.

Source:
BBC News External Link Show Citation

Latest News

Harvard Citation

BBC News, 2012. Edinburgh trams: Princes Street reopens to buses and taxis [Online] (Updated 30th Jun 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1437829/Edinburgh-trams-Princes-Street-reopens-to-buses-and-taxis [Accessed 2nd Sep 2014]

News In Other Categories

  • Eight PSNI officers disciplined over Jonathan Magee death

    Eight police officers have been disciplined over a failed search for a missing man who was later struck and killed by a train.
  • Bristol Academy extends reach overseas with first foreign students

    With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
  • Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

    Mr Vacuum Cleaner has swept into the debate over the EU's import ban on high-wattage vacuum cleaners.
  • Musician Ben Watt makes Samuel Johnson non-fiction list

    Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt has been announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
  • Electromagnetic Field: Can geeks get kids into science?

    The government is desperate to get more young people interested in scientific subjects. Could a self-proclaimed "geek festival" held last weekend in Milton Keynes hold the answer?
  • Falcao: Have Man Utd signed a Galatico or made a panic buy?

    With £150m of attacking talent already at his disposal, few expected Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal to dip back into the transfer market for another forward.