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Yunex Traffic signals controlling new Edinburgh Tram line to Newhaven

  • The new route carried its first fare paying passengers on 7th June and is now fully operational.
  • Providing a low carbon transport option, the route provides new links from the city centre to Newhaven.
  • Yunex Traffic supplied traffic controllers and installed extra low voltage signalling equipment that safely integrates the road and tram network.

Yunex Traffic technology is supporting the growth of public transport options in Edinburgh, with the company having commissioned 30 new signals at junctions and pedestrian crossings along the Edinburgh Tram extension route.

This new route extends the existing tram network, commissioned in Phase 1 of the programme, from Edinburgh city centre to Newhaven (near Leith). This will improve accessibility between Newhaven, the city and airport, as well as providing a low-carbon travel option for residents and visitors, and contributing to improved air quality.

As a key sub-contractor to the project, Yunex Traffic installed new traffic signal equipment along the route, including the company’s extra-low voltage ST950 Light Rail Transit traffic controllers and tram signals and a new fibre optic communications network. This equipment is linked to the city’s traffic control facilities and to the trams themselves, enabling priority to be provided to trams at junctions on the road network to make sure the service meets its timetable requirements.

Building on our experience of delivering the first phase of the Edinburgh Trams project in 2013, as well as our long-standing relationship with the City of Edinburgh Council team, we were delighted to have been trusted by the Council and Edinburgh Tram to deliver this latest tranche of work, and to provide both the hardware and technical expertise to ensure that the tram and road systems are seamlessly integrated.

Wilke Reints, Managing Director of Yunex Traffic in the UK

Now open for passengers, this new route provides a low-carbon travel option for visitors to Edinburgh as well as the people who live, work and study in the city, with the new Yunex Traffic infrastructure helping to keep the transport network flowing smoothly and supporting the City Council’s decarbonisation strategy.