Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Where would an Edinburgh Trams line from Granton to the south-east go?

We brought you the news earlier this month of the Edinburgh City Mobility Plan which should see transport in the region revolutionised over the next decade, and this included a potential tram line from Granton in the north to the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Update from Leith Walk

The major construction project to extend Edinburgh Trams from the current city centre terminus at York Place along Leith Walk and then on to Newhaven has been continuing in recent weeks. As with most projects of this type much work … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 261

In this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we are again heading north of the border to the only new tramway in Scotland.

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In Pictures: Trams to Newhaven construction work continues

While a lot of discussion in Edinburgh at the moment may be concerned with future extensions it shouldn’t be forgotten that there is one extension which will definitely be happening – the Trams to Newhaven project. Due to start running … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s City Mobility Plan published – big expansion of the trams at the centre

The City of Edinburgh Council have published their City Mobility Plan which it is planned will deliver “a better connected, net zero carbon transport system, a healthier environment and a thriving, inclusive Capital”. In order to achieve this there will … Continue reading

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Massive expansion for Edinburgh Trams on the horizon – and could Glasgow join in too?

The Scottish Government have this week released details of their second Strategic Transport Projects Review and contained within the report are a few interesting plans which, if they come to fruition, could see a massive expansion of the Edinburgh Trams … Continue reading

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More funding given to Edinburgh Tram Inquiry

The inquiry into what went wrong in the construction of what ended up being the first phase of Edinburgh Trams has taken longer than the construction period of the line between the Airport and York Place and the latest reports … Continue reading

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Designs for Stevedore Place in Leith revised after discussion

Late in 2020 it was reported that local residents in Stevedore Place, Leith were concerned about the loss of trees when the Trams to Newhaven tram extension was rebuilt with the project team promising to review the plans to see … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Council set to extend consultants contracts

The City of Edinburgh Council are asking for approval to extend contracts with consultants working on the Trams to Newhaven project as the construction phase of the extension of the tram line to Leith and Newhaven continues over the next … Continue reading

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Advert Up-close: Edinburgh Trams 257 – Ray Harryhausen Titan of Cinema exhibition

It has become the most popular type of advert on a UK tram in recent years – the majority of the tram just gets ads above the windows with just one or two sections having full height adverts, allowing for … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 274

We take another look at a tram running in the Scottish capital today for our latest edition of “Lockdown Walks”.

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Ice on the overhead causes Edinburgh Trams delays

Ice on the overhead is an issue which often affects tram services over the winter months but in order to counter this most tram companies send out special “ice breaker” trams overnight to ensure that a normal service can run. … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 257

In this edition of “Lockdown Walks” we are again taking a trip to Edinburgh to view one of the trams currently carrying adverts on the network.

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In Pictures: Latest from Trams to Newhaven extension

The Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh – due to see trams running from the end of the current line at York Place to Newhaven via Leith Walk and Ocean Terminal from 2023 – may have had a Christmas shutdown … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Snow in Edinburgh!

The end of 2020 saw snow fall in various parts of the UK which led to the chance to capture trams running through the white stuff. One such tramway was Edinburgh which saw a dusting of snow on 29th December … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Antlers returned to Edinburgh Trams for Christmas

One of the features of Edinburgh Trams over the last couple of years had been the application of antlers and reindeer names to some of the trams in the fleet in the lead up to Christmas but with 2020 being … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 253

Once again we are heading to Scotland for an image from Edinburgh Trams, taken during the reduced service of 2020.

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Edinburgh Trams receive more financial support

The Scottish Government have announced that a further round of funding is to be made available to Edinburgh Trams and the Glasgow Subway taking into account the ongoing financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and falling revenue due to low … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A sunny day in Edinburgh

A number of the articles which we publish on British Trams Online are prepared well in advance and kept in store for those quieter periods when there isn’t as much news and this is one! This short pictorial article heads … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 257

Today’s “Lockdown Walk” (coming from a time of no lockdown but never mind!) is again in the Scottish capital.

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