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Free trams back for Hogmanay

Edinburgh Trams have confirmed that they will once again be providing a free overnight tram service for Hogmanay – the fourth year in a row they have done so. Free trams will run between West End and the Airport (the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New safety features on Edinburgh Trams

Several new safety features are continuing to be installed along the tramway in Edinburgh in the aftermath of the RAIB report into the tragic death of Carlos Correa who died when he was struck by a tram at Saughton in … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is coming to Edinburgh Trams again!

After the success of last year’s Santa Express on Edinburgh Trams the man himself will again be heading back to the Scottish capital at the start of December and this time around he will be travelling on the tram for … Continue reading

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Edinburgh gets ready for Newhaven extension works

Monday 18th November will be a key milestone in the work to bring Trams to Newhaven in Edinburgh as that will be the date that phase one of construction starts on Constitution Street. The work here will be split into … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 251 back into fleet livery

The latest tram to return to fleet livery in Edinburgh – but as always seems to be the case in Edinburgh the question will be for how long? – is the lowest numbered, no. 251. The tram previously carried an … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams extension work to start in earnest in November

Since approval was given to the Edinburgh Trams extension project to Newhaven earlier this year there has plenty going on in preparation for the full construction programme to begin and it has now been confirmed that works will begin on … Continue reading

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Docklands Light Railway scoops Operator of the Year at the Light Rail Awards

The annual Global Light Rail Awards took place in London on 2nd October 2019 with the Docklands Light Railway – or more specifically Keolis Amey Docklands – being named as Operator of the Year with other award winners coming from … Continue reading

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New tickets introduced on Edinburgh Trams

Two new mobile tickets are to be introduced on Edinburgh Trams – cutting the cost of travel for families to the Airport whilst also seeing a three, four or five day unlimited ticket across the network. These new tickets will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 269 makes it three AMEX trams in Edinburgh

We previously brought you news that there were two trams in Edinburgh advertising American Express and now there is a third! Following hot on the heels of 264 and 270, 269 has also seen the adverts applied and as with … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams from above

It’s not often that we take a look a tram in Edinburgh from above with the opportunities to do so fairly limited but in this short article that is exactly what we do as we see all the various equipment … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Now American Express go for two adverts in Edinburgh

What is it this year about companies deciding to have at least two adverts on trams? Well, whatever it may be there is another occurrence in Edinburgh with American Express now advertising on both 264 and 270. The advert applied … Continue reading

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In Pictures: American Express now accepted on Edinburgh Trams

264’s period of time in standard fleet livery with no adverts didn’t last for long as barely a week after it was noted in this condition it has now received vinyls for American Express. Of note is that the application … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams supports Pedal for Scotland again

The annual Pedal for Scotland event, due to be held on Sunday 8th September, will once again be supported by Edinburgh Trams with extra trams due to run in the early morning exclusively for participants in the event between Haymarket … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A revised name for a tram stop in Edinburgh

Since Edinburgh Trams opened some five and a bit years ago one of the city centre tram stops has been known as West End Princes Street (although had been scheduled to be called Shandwick Place in pre-opening publicity) – but … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Always a tram in sight – Edinburgh style!

They always used to say that if you went to Blackpool there was always a tram in sight and recently that seems to have been the case in Edinburgh with an intensive tram service being operated for a number of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New adverts for two trams in Edinburgh

The ever changing scene of adverts being carried on trams in Edinburgh certainly keeps us in news with the latest new advertiser on the tramway being Spotify with both 262 and 267 being seen in identical designs, with different colours … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams to operate shortened route for fireworks

On Monday 26th August Edinburgh Trams services will only be able to operate between the Airport and West End Princes Street from 1930 with a spectacular fireworks concert taking place against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The last full route … Continue reading

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Scottish Rugby team go for a tram ride

We recently brought you the news that Edinburgh Trams 275 was now carrying an advert for Scottish Rugby and now to mark the start of the sponsorship deal the Scottish Rugby team took a ride on their very own tram … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

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New TravelHub opens in Edinburgh

Located close to the West End Princes Street tramstop in Edinburgh a new TravelHub has now opened providing information and ticket sales for anyone travelling on board the city’s buses and trams. Although the signage outside calls it a TravelHub … Continue reading

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