Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Preparatory works to continue on Edinburgh extension

Over the past couple of months since final approval was given for the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh the first stage of preparatory works have been taking place with ground and site investigation underway. This stage of work is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams terminate at West End-Princes Street

There are often complaints in Blackpool when the tram service is split in two when special events take place on the Tower Headland but that by no means the only tramway which sees curtailed services at times during the year. … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Approved extensions across the British Isles

Can’t keep up with which extensions have been approved and either about to start or have started construction or are just ideas and may happen in the future? Well, if you are worry no more as if here is you … Continue reading

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Parade to disrupt Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams services on Sunday 14th July will only run between the Airport and West End Princes Street for a few hours with a parade taking place as part of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. This parade will mean … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 272 receives Audi advert in Edinburgh

With the Royal Highland Show now over for another year Edinburgh Trams have wasted no time in removing the advertising vinyls from 272 with the tram now receiving a new advert, this time for Audi. As always the tram is … Continue reading

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Electric cargo bikes for Edinburgh during Newhaven extension works

In the first of several innovations to help businesses during the construction of the Edinburgh Trams extension to Newhaven it has been announced that electric cargo bikes will offered to help with deliveries to customers and to move goods around.

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Cyclists win damages over falls on Edinburgh tram lines

In the first two of what are expected to a number of claims a judge has awarded damages to cyclists who have suffered injuries when falling off their bikes when crossing tram lines in Edinburgh City Centre. The two claims … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Make that a triple for EE in Edinburgh!

It is now a case of seeing triple in Edinburgh as 269 has become third of the CAF constructed trams to have received an identical advert for EE’s 5G network! The tram follows on from 267 and 275 which have … Continue reading

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Flooding causes problems in Edinburgh

It is June isn’t it? You know, one of the summer months! It seems that the weather isn’t aware of that at the moment as heavy rain in Edinburgh caused major transport delays including a temporary service suspension of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 275 makes it two EE trams in Edinburgh

We’ve already shown you pictures of Edinburgh Trams 267 is in its latest advert for EE’s 5G network and now it’s a case of seeing double on the streets of the Scottish capital as 275 has received an identical advert! … Continue reading

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English Light Rail journeys on the up again

After last year’s blip, when there was a small decrease in light rail journeys in England, the latest figures have shown that once again there has been an increase with a grand total of 272.4 million journeys recorded on the … Continue reading

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Another award for Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams has been rewarded for managing to increase the number of passengers using the service to the Airport with an award at the Scottish Transport Awards.

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Trams to Newhaven project look at support for businesses during construction phase

With approval having been given for the Edinburgh Trams extension to Newhaven the project team and now turning their attention to the support package which will be offered to businesses along the route during construction. To this end a new … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams get 5G – on an advert anyway

With Manchester Metrolink being the tramway of Vodafone (four trams in full vinyl wraps) it would appear that Edinburgh Trams is the tramway of EE with a new advert for that company’s 5G network now adorning 267. However, whilst Vodafone … Continue reading

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Passenger numbers and revenue growth on Edinburgh Trams confirmed

The continued success of the tram line in Edinburgh between York Place in the city centre and the Airport has once again been shown with both revenue and passenger numbers continuing to grow. The figures for 2018 have shown that … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to fleet livery for another tram in Edinburgh

With the C R Smith advertising contract in Edinburgh seemingly starting to come to an end more trams are now being seen running without any adverts. One of the latest to lose adverts (the Speyside to Aberdeen version) is 275 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New safety features on Edinburgh Trams

Ever since the fatal accident when a pedestrian was hit by a tram at Saughton, Edinburgh Trams have been including extra safety features at pedestrian crossings across the network in order to make it as clear as possible to those … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Edinburgh Trams!

It’s a week of significant anniversaries with Edinburgh Trams celebrating their 5th birthday. Services in Edinburgh finally started on 31st May 2014 after a very problematic construction period but once it was up and running it was soon accepted into … Continue reading

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Charity children’s book launched in Edinburgh

Children’s books featuring trams are fairly rare (although there are some books based on the Manx Electric Railway) but a brand new book has just been launched in Edinburgh – and it will be raising money for Edinburgh Trams’ nominated … Continue reading

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More tram expansion for Edinburgh?

A new strategy set to be approved by the City of Edinburgh Council could see further expansion of the Edinburgh Trams network in the future as they seek to transform the city centre and make cars as “guests in a … Continue reading

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