SIEMENS MOBILITY has been awarded a contract covering electrification, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), telecoms and tram and road traffic signalling for the Edinburgh Trams extension to Newhaven currently under construction.

The 2.9-mile extension is due to open in 2023. Siemens will work in partnership with the main contractor, a joint venture between Sacryr, Farrans and Neopul. The line will include eight stops, with two substations providing traction power.

The contract builds on the work Siemens delivered for the first phase of the network, from York Place to Edinburgh Airport. Siemens Mobility will be extending the electrification, SCADA, telecoms and signalling systems, as well as installing new and modifying existing traffic signals at 30 road intersections along the route, using extra-low voltage controllers and tram signals.