Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Bridge and rail boost for Edinburgh

RDT Bandstand Castle South

Plans to regenerate Edinburgh’s popular West Princes Street Gardens could get a boost from a new bridge, improving vehicle access.

Consultant WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will carry out a feasibility study for a road bridge, which would help improve access to the gardens which are being regenerated.

The study will look into the type of bridge required, considering archaeological issues, cultural heritage and noise and vibration concerns.

The bridge forms part of a £25M project – led by the Ross Development Trust, in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council and Malcolm Reading Consultants – to replace the historic Ross Bandstand and improve the gardens.

Work is set to begin within the next few months.

Meanwhile, Network Rail has awarded Carillion a £23M contract for extension works at Edinburgh Waverley station. The works will be on platforms 5 and 6, to the east of the station, and 12, to the west, in preparation for new trains.

The works and new trains will reduce journey times by around 10 minutes between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Preparatory works to clear redundant structures and reposition the escalators at platform 11 will start in April. The main construction work on extending platform 12 is due to commence in May, for completion in December 2017.

Tags

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.