Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

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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Edinburgh Trams extension agreed “in principle”

Trams could be running to Leith and Newhaven in 2022 following an agreement “in principle” by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Transport and Environment Committee. Meeting on Monday 4th September some concerns were expressed over the plans and the expected … Continue reading

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Special trams to Pedal for Scotland

Edinburgh Trams will be running bike only trams for special ticket holders attending the Pedal for Scotland event at the Royal Highland Centre. A pre-purchased “Tram Transport” wristband will allow cyclists to get to the centre of the event with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More trams get C R Smith vinyls

The continued spread of advertising vinyls for C R Smithin Edinburgh has seen 260, 263 and 272 all debut in service recently with their new look. As part of the two year deal, 18 trams will be so adorned with … Continue reading

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Busiest ever month for Edinburgh Trams

Over half a million passengers took a ride on Edinburgh Trams during August – the busiest ever month the line has enjoyed since opening to the public at the end of May 2014. Largely driven by the ever popular Edinburgh … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 259 & 266 in new adverts

The first two trams to receive the advertising vinyls as part of the multi-tram deal with C R Smith on Edinburgh Trams have now entered service. The two trams (the first of 18, each to receive unique designs) to receive … Continue reading

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Plans considered again for Edinburgh Trams extension

A report into extending Edinburgh Trams from the current city centre terminus at York Place to Newhaven is set to be considered by councillors to look into the feasibility of completing line 1A of the system. The report will be … Continue reading

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First commercial advertising deal secured for Edinburgh Trams

The day has finally come – commercial advertising is here for Edinburgh Trams! A two year deal has been signed with C R Smith – an east Scotland double glazing/window manufacturer – which will see an incredible 18 trams wrapped … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online…

More photos for you this week as we take a look at two more of the UK’s modern tram systems:

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