Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

In Pictures: Edinburgh mock-up gets ready for Christmas

It isn’t long until Christmas (only 11 days to go!) and Edinburgh Trams is getting into the festive spirit. We have already seen tram 276 in its special Christmas/Hogmanay livery but up at Edinburgh Airport the mock-up tram – now … Continue reading

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British Trams Online at 15 – Events: Edinburgh Trams opens…finally!

It was the event which seemed for a long time as it may never happen but on 31st May 2014 Edinburgh Trams finally opened to the public to bring an end to the project which saw the return of trams … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The other side of Edinburgh 276 – Hogmanay

A few days ago we featured the latest adverts to be carried on a tram in Edinburgh with 276 receiving vinyls for Christmas 2017. However, that was just one side of the tram as on the other side the advert … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 276 goes all Christmassy

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find a tram in standard fleet livery in Edinburgh now with just nine of the 27 strong class of CAF trams carrying the house colours. The latest tram to receive special vinyls is 276 … Continue reading

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Free trams in Edinburgh for Hogmanay

There will again be free late-night trams in Edinburgh for Hogmanay with a special tram service running every 20 minutes between midnight on 31st December and 0500 on 1st January from West End Princes Street to Edinburgh Airport. This service … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New cycle arrangements in Edinburgh

One of the controversies of Edinburgh Trams since opening has been the arrangements for cyclists in the vicinity of the tracks with threats of legal action from disgruntled cycling groups and the tragic death in May of a cyclist after … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Car breaks down causing delays in Edinburgh

Wednesday 25th October saw disruption on Edinburgh Trams after a car broke down across both lines on the city side of Haymarket. The car broke down at the start of rush hour and saw services unable to get into the … Continue reading

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Late night trams for Edinburgh Trams

Showing just how crucial Edinburgh Trams has become to transporting people around the area a late night service will run on Saturday 28th October with the last trams not leaving the city centre until shortly before 0100 (on Sunday 29th … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 255 and 269 make it 15 and 16 C R Smith trams

Two further trams can now be seen in C R Smith vinyls on Edinburgh Trams with both 255 and 269 in service with their new look. For 269 the vinyls include an image of an Edinburgh Tram although whether it … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another couple of Photo Galleries added to the site this week:

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In Pictures: 275 receives C R Smith advert

And still they keep coming! CAF built 275 is the latest tram in Edinburgh to receive the vinyl adverts for C R Smith (the 14th in total of a planned 18) with this advert depicting Speyside and Aberdeen.

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Edinburgh Trams scoops top award at Global Awards

Edinburgh Trams is officially the best tramway in the UK following its win at the Global Light Rail Awards this week. Edinburgh walked away with the Operator of the Year Award at the glittering ceremony which was held at London’s … Continue reading

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New cycle lanes to be added in Edinburgh to make crossing tracks safer

The City of Edinburgh Council are to install a number of red surfaced cycle lanes at key points of Edinburgh’s tram network within the city centre in order to try and make it safer for cyclists when traversing the tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 12th and 13th C R Smith vinyl ads applied

There are now 13 trams running in Edinburgh with the C R Smith advertising vinyls applied with the entry into service of 252 and 258 carrying their versions of the adverts. With 18 due to receive the special liveries this … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 277 gains C R Smith vinyls

The C R Smith advertising vinyls have continued their takeover of Edinburgh Trams with 277 the latest tram to receive its own unique version. This time around the locations are from Lochmaben to Dunfermline with Robert the Bruce the connection … Continue reading

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Outline business case approved for Edinburgh Trams extension

As expected the City of Edinburgh Council have approved the Outline Business Case to extend the trams down Leith Walk and to Newhaven, although a final decision on whether to go-ahead with the project will not be made until autumn … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 267 & 274 receive C R Smith ads in Edinburgh

The addition of more advertising vinyls for C R Smith shows no signs of slowing down with two more trams receiving their new look in the past few days – 267 and 274.

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In Pictures: Edinburgh 262 in C R Smith advert

The C R Smith advertising vinyls are continuing to spread in Edinburgh with 262 another tram to have recently succumbed. This advert has a sporting theme as it is from Dunblane to St Andrews – tennis star Andy Murray is … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams Inquiry public hearings start

The long awaited public hearings of the Edinburgh Trams Inquiry have now started with the first two weeks due to hear evidence from various councillors and council officials. The hearings will only be taking place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 270 receives its C R Smith vinyls

The C R Smith advert vinyls are continuing to be applied to trams in Edinburgh with the latest to be so adorned being 270. The theme of this tram is from Fraserburgh to Finnieston with two very different types of … Continue reading

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