Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

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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In Pictures: Another advert in Edinburgh – with a twist!

What do you do when you have another advertising contract but no trams left advert free to apply it? Well in Edinburgh Trams’ case you use the mock-up in use at Edinburgh Airport as the Tram Lounge! The Johnnie Walker … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 271

With all trams in Edinburgh having had external advertising applied it was only a matter of time before there was a change of advert and that is exactly what has happened on 271 which has now lost its adverts for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Adverts complete in Edinburgh

It was obviously only going to be a matter of time but all 27 trams in Edinburgh now have external adverts in the standard pattern of full height vinyls of the third and fifth section and above window ads on … Continue reading

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All night trams back for Edinburgh Festival

Every Saturday during the Edinburgh International Festival trams will run throughout the night to ensure that visitors to the world renowned festival can get back to their accommodation after late night shows. The Festival takes place between 3rd and 28th … Continue reading

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Record passenger figures for Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams looks set to post record passenger numbers over the weekend of the Royal Highland Show with a 20% increase on figures from 2017. Although exact numbers haven’t yet been released the excellent weather experienced during the weekend along … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 276

Edinburgh Trams have obviously felt left out by all the adverts revealed on Manchester Metrolink in recent days as they have re-entered the new vinyl adverts game with 276 receiving an advert for The Edinburgh Dungeon. This tram previously advertised … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams profit up

For a system (or single line if you prefer) which had a very traumatic start in life, Edinburgh Trams seems to be on the up and up with ever increasing passenger numbers, good reliability figures and now higher than expected … Continue reading

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Consultation and workshops help to shape Newhaven extension

Back in March and April a consultation exercise took place as part of the project to extended the Edinburgh Trams line from York Place to Newhaven via Leith Walk. A number of themes came out of this consultation and now … Continue reading

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Services set to resume on Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams are hopeful that they will be able to resume a normal service from the start of Friday 15th June following the completion of repairs to the infrastructure at Edinburgh Airport after the collision during the evening of Wednesday … Continue reading

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