Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

In Pictures: Edinburgh 276 gets new advert

Christmas is now officially over in Edinburgh following the removal of the Christmas and Hogmanay advert on 276 – only three and half months late! 276 has now become the latest tram to advertise the Parabola development at Edinburgh Park … Continue reading

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It’s a yes! Trams will go to Newhaven after approval given to extension

It’s the news we have been waiting for – Edinburgh Trams will be extended to Newhaven via Leith Walk after councillors at a full council meeting on Thursday 14th March voted in favour of the £207.3 million project going ahead. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New signage on Edinburgh Trams

Over the past few months a number of new signs have appeared along the reserved track sections of Edinburgh Trams aimed at improving safety with new Temporary Speed Restrictions now put in place at all pedestrian crossings on these sections … Continue reading

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Contracts approved for Edinburgh Trams extension

The latest hoop needed to be jumped through ahead of final approval for the Trams to Edinburgh project has been achieved with the Finance and Resources Committee approving the awarding of two contracts – but these contracts will only be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 274 returns to fleet livery

The days of C R Smith adverts dominating the Edinburgh Trams fleet is continuing to come to an end with 274 the latest tram to lose these adverts – and rather than receive a new advertising contract it has returned … Continue reading

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Council to be asked to approve contracts for Trams to Newhaven project

It may not be until 14th March that the final decision will be made on whether to progress with extending Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven but another key milestone will be reached before then with a meeting of the Finance and … Continue reading

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Trams to Newhaven project to be approved?

It is now just two weeks until the final decision is made on whether Edinburgh Trams is extended to Newhaven via Leith Walk with the full council due to vote on the issue on Thursday 14th March. The past few … Continue reading

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Final Business Case for Edinburgh Trams extension published

With decision day for the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh continuing to approach the Final Business Case (FBC) has now been published into the public domain confirming that a budget of £207.3m would be allotted to constructing the extension. … Continue reading

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Call made to divert Edinburgh Trams extension cash to public services

As we move ever closer to decision day for the Trams to Newhaven project the latest headlines on the tram extension plan comes from the Conservatives on the City of Edinburgh Council who have urged the “vanity project” to be … Continue reading

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Countdown to decision day for Edinburgh Trams continues

Thursday 14th March 2019 will be a significant day for the future of Edinburgh Trams. It will be on that day that councillors from the City of Edinburgh Council meet to decide on whether to press ahead with plans to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams moves the 6 Nations crowds

One of the big advantages of a tramway/light railway is its ability to move large crowds in a short space of time. With Edinburgh often seeing big events – not only at Hogmanay and during the Edinburgh Festival but also … Continue reading

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RAIB release urgent advice to Edinburgh Trams over warning horn

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) have issued urgent safety advice to Edinburgh Trams over the warning horn on the trams which has been found to be below levels in line with current industry guidance. This warning comes following the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More on new adverts for Edinburgh Trams

Recent weeks have seen a couple of new adverts debuting on Edinburgh Trams with both 251 and 261 losing former adverts for C R Smith in favour of new contracts for Edinburgh Live and Standard Life respectively. We have seen … Continue reading

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Controversy guaranteed – Edinburgh Trams extension costs increase by a quarter

It was almost inevitable it would happen but the Final Business Case (FBC) for extending the Edinburgh Trams line to Newhaven via Leith Walk has confirmed that the estimated cost will now be £207m (including contingency) up from the previous … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A new advert for Edinburgh 251

Well that didn’t last long did it! After around a week advert free Edinburgh Trams 251 has once again succumbed with a new design for Edinburgh Live being applied.

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In Pictures: Standard Life advert on Edinburgh 261

As we reported at the end of last month, Edinburgh Trams 261 has received a new advert for Standard Life replacing its previous ad for C R Smith. First noted in mid-January this advert is of the usual Edinburgh Trams … Continue reading

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An advert free tram in Edinburgh!

For the first time since July 2018 there is a tram running in Edinburgh advert free! The tram noted sans adverts is 251 which has become the third tram to lose its C R Smith adverts (these were the Cumbernauld … Continue reading

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Cross Party campaign launched to stop Edinburgh Trams extension

A new cross party campaign – led by members of Unite the union and including councillors from the Conservative Party, Scottish Socialist Party, independents as well as local businesses – has been launched in Edinburgh to try and stop the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Party Tram for one day only!

In what is probably a modern day first for the UK Edinburgh Trams, in conjunction with Forth 1, are to run a Party Tram on Friday 18th January. Operating one return journey across the whole Edinburgh Trams line between York … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh 262

No sooner had we reported on a new advert in Manchester then Edinburgh follows suit with 262 losing its vinyls for C R Smith allowing a new advert for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and the Paul Tamburrini restaurant (on either … Continue reading

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