Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Strike action on the way for Edinburgh Trams?

Edinburgh Trams services could be disrupted in the lead up to Christmas after the results of the consultative ballot into potential industrial action were released by the Unite union. As we reported a few weeks ago this ballot was undertaken … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams carries the Poppy

As has become the norm on most tram networks across the UK, trams on Edinburgh Trams are carrying poppies in their cabs in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday which this year will be marking the centenary of the end … Continue reading

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Final decision on Edinburgh Trams extension delayed until early 2019

A final decision on whether to press ahead with plans to extend Edinburgh Trams from the current city centre terminus of York Place to Newhaven via Leith Walk will not be made until early 2019 to allow full evaluations of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We continue coverage of the autumn special events with the latest main site update including a double helping of photos:

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Luas & Edinburgh Trams win the main award at Global Light Rail Awards again

Transdev Dublin Light Rail – operators of Luas – and Edinburgh Trams have been named joint Operators of the Year at the Global Light Rail Awards. The annual award ceremony took place in London on 3rd October and as always … Continue reading

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Consultative ballot for industrial action on Edinburgh Trams

Strikes may be heading to Edinburgh Trams with Unite the Union announcing their intention to hold a “consultative ballot” of some of their members. The decision has been made as a result of what they call “a damaging culture of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Doors Open Day at Edinburgh’s Gogar Depot

Saturday 29th September gave the public a rare chance – indeed it was the first time since the system opened that it had been possible – to see behind the scenes of Edinburgh Trams’ Gogar Depot as part of the … Continue reading

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Revised designs for Edinburgh Trams extension to be unveiled

The major consultation exercise over the proposed extension of Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven is continuing at a pace with another series of drop-in events set to take place revealing some revisions to the design of the layout of the line. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New location of fleet numbers on Edinburgh Trams

Ever since Edinburgh Trams started applying adverts there has been the issue of the fact the adverts have covered the main fleet number, making identification of the trams in the traditional three quarter photo difficult. However, in recent months some … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More on new advert for Edinburgh 271

Last week we reported on how Edinburgh Trams 271 had received a new advert – becoming the fourth tram of the four tram deal with Parabola’s Edinburgh Park development. As with a previous advert it isn’t solely about the development … Continue reading

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Tram and bus collide in Edinburgh

There have been more delays for tram services in Edinburgh, this time after a bus and tram were involved in a collision at Shandwick Place. The collision took place during the morning rush hour of Friday 14th September with local … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 271

One of the shortest adverts yet to be seen on Edinburgh Trams has come to an end with 271 losing its ad for Tiso. But the tram hasn’t had to wait for long in standard fleet livery as it has … Continue reading

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Man dies after being struck by tram at Saughton

A man has died after he was hit by a tram at Saughton on Edinburgh Trams. The tragic incident happened at around 1215 on Tuesday 11th September and led to tram services being suspended for several hours.

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Special bike only trams return for Pedal for Scotland

Edinburgh Trams will be running a selection of bike only trams for participants in the Pedal for Scotland event on Sunday 9th September following the success of a similar service last year. These non-stop services will run in the morning … Continue reading

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More consultation on the way for Edinburgh Trams extension

Whatever the outcome of the decision on whether to extend Edinburgh Trams along Leith Walk to Newhaven you won’t be able to say there hasn’t been enough consultation – another online consultation will be launched at the start of September, … Continue reading

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It’s another successful Festival for Edinburgh Trams

It seems that every time there is a major event in Edinburgh the tram system is once again proving its worth with record breaking figures and the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival has been no different! More than 600,000 passenger journeys … Continue reading

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Rare chance to see behind the scenes at Edinburgh Trams

There has always been a certain fascination about tram depots and just what goes on behind the closed doors with open days a popular way to see where the trams are maintained and stored when not in service. The latest … Continue reading

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New safety campaign in Edinburgh

Did you know that one Edinburgh tram equals the weight of nine African Elephants? No, well you do now! As part of a new safety campaign in the Scottish capital pedestrians are being encouraged to “Look out for the tram-pede” … Continue reading

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Edinburgh launch challenge for tram safety invention

The City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Trams have launched a challenge looking for people to create a device which can detect when a tram driver might be about to lose consciousness due to illness and fatigue and notify the … Continue reading

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Passenger satisfaction continues to rise on Edinburgh Trams

Passengers travelling on Edinburgh Trams remain highly satisfied with the service on offer according to a new survey conducted by the Institute of Customer Service.

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