Tram works close west end of York Place

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the west end of York Place closed to all traffic between Queen Street and Elder Street this morning as the latest phase of the city’s tram works got under way.

Pedestrian access to York Place will be maintained along footpaths providing access to shops and businesses, with crossing points installed in areas affected by the works.

St Andrew Square bus station will remain open, with one lane in York Place being used for access.

Council chiefs have vowed that there will be “business as usual” in the area.

Councillor Lesley Hinds, transport convener, said: “While the road may be closed the shops are still open and we’ll be doing everything we can to make sure people know that it’s still business as usual.

“We’ll be providing logistical help to make sure goods get delivered on time and our tram stakeholder team will be listening to local concerns and acting on them where possible.”