Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

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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In Pictures: New advert for 261 as Edinburgh launch late night trams for Festival

Edinburgh Trams 261 has received new adverts to publicise the Edinburgh Festival and the special tram service running on Saturday nights throughout August. This service will see trams running every half hour between midnight and 0530 on Saturday night/Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams Service Change: Sunday 16th July

Edinburgh Trams services will only run between Edinburgh Airport and West End Princes Street for a few hours on Sunday 16th July because of a street parade in connection with the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. The last full route … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We return with a main site update this week with another couple of new Photo Galleries:

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Record passengers carried on UK tramways once again

It’s been a day of statistics with the Department for Transport releasing their annual light rail and tram statistic for 2016/17. The figures have shown the now inevitable increase in passenger numbers with all tramways in England enjoying increased passenger … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams make profit ahead of schedule

Further evidence, if any was needed, of the success of Edinburgh Trams has been released with news that the trams are making an operating profit – two years ahead of the (admittedly revised) schedule.

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Trams lead the way for passenger satisfaction in the UK

It seems that if you want to satisfied about your morning commute the only way to travel is by tram! The latest Passenger Focus survey has shown that on average across the UK (except for on London Tramlink) passengers have … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams resume full service

Having received a month’s worth of rain in one day causing severe flooding at Edinburgh Gateway Edinburgh Trams resumed a full service at approximately 1230 on Thursday 8th June – over a day and a half after services were suspended … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Now flooding causes problems in Edinburgh

June already looks to be the month which seems to just keep giving bad weather with Edinburgh Trams the second UK tram system to suffer disruption as a result of flooding. This time though the flooding has caused longer term … Continue reading

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Anniversaries celebrated on Midland Metro and Edinburgh

The past week has seen anniversaries celebrated on both Midland Metro and Edinburgh Trams, although in the case of the former especially celebrated would probably be the wrong word! For Midland Metro the end of May marks the 18th anniversary … Continue reading

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Cyclist dies after being hit by bus following tyre getting stuck in tram tracks

A 24 year old woman has died in Edinburgh City Centre after being hit by a minibus with reports that she fell off her bike after a wheel got stuck in the tram tracks on Princes Street.

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In Pictures: NET 235 Old Market Square derailment

We reported at the end of last week about the derailment of Nottingham Express Transit 235 in Old Market Square as it used the crossover to head back towards the railway station. Further details of what caused the rear of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Once you start, you can’t stop – another new vinyl wrap in Edinburgh

If the start of 2017 is remembered for one thing in Edinburgh it looks set to be the advent of the vinyl wrap livery on the tram fleet with 261 having recently received its third different design. This time around … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams cardboard model

Edinburgh Trams have recently produced a cardboard press-out model of a tram which is available for free to anyone who visits the Transport for Edinburgh Travelshop at Haymarket Although not particularly detailed – it is cardboard and free after all … Continue reading

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SNP back plans to extend Edinburgh Trams – with conditions

The SNP have released their council manifesto for the forthcoming elections for seats on Edinburgh City Council with strong mention of proposals to extend the tram line down Leith Walk. Having previously been opponents of the scheme they seem to … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams scores high for customer service

Edinburgh Trams has been named as one of the UK’s top transport operators for customer service. The Institute of Customer Service (ICS) undertook a survey earlier this year and awarded Edinburgh Trams a score of 85.8 – more than 11 … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams – just because

A system which we haven’t featured pictorially for a while is Edinburgh Trams so, with thanks to John Hampton, we bring you a small selection of photos showing the line it its full glory doing just what it was designed … Continue reading

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