Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

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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Edinburgh Trams records busiest ever day

Saturday 25th February proved to be the busiest day yet on Edinburgh Trams with just over 28,000 passenger journeys being made. This day saw the Scotland v Wales Rigby Unio Six Nations match at Murrayfield – the stadium has a … Continue reading

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JC Decaux to lose Edinburgh Trams advertising contract

After a two year contract which has seemingly failed to bring in any revenue JC Decaux are set to be replaced as the firm in charge of advertising on Edinburgh Trams. It had always been planned that advertising would be … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams celebrate award wins

Edinburgh Trams are celebrating after they walked away with two prestigious awards at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Having been nominated in five categories they were named winners in the High Growth and Excellence in Health and Safety … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New vinyls for Edinburgh Trams 261

Edinburgh Trams 261 has finally lost its advertising vinyls for Hogmanay with the tram now being used to advertise Scotland’s home Six Nations at Murrayfield which has easy access from the Edinburgh Trams line. It is expected that 261 will … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams nominated for more awards

Edinburgh Trams has been nominated in five categories at the 2017 Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Taking place on Monday 27th February Edinburgh Trams has been nominated as Best Performing Business, Creative Marketing, High Growth, Excellence in Health and … Continue reading

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Defibrillators to be carried on all Edinburgh Trams

Every tram in the Edinburgh Trams fleet is to carry a potentially life saving defibrillator as part of the St John and the City public access defibrillator project. The aim of the project is to place the devices at strategic … Continue reading

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September start for Edinburgh Tram inquiry public hearings

Although it has been a lengthy process to get to this stage it has now been announced that the Edinburgh Trams Inquiry public hearings will start in September with this stage likely to take several months. The hearings will take … Continue reading

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Another rise in passenger numbers for Edinburgh

2016 was another record breaking year on Edinburgh Trams with half a million more passenger journeys made, a year on year growth of 10%. A total of 5.6 million passenger journeys were recorded according to figures released by Edinburgh Trams … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 251 #Tramspotting livery

As we reported at the weekend the arrival of vinyl wraps in Edinburgh is continuing with a new livery being revealed in connection with Edinburgh Trams’ #Tramspotting campaign (inspired by the forthcoming release of the new film T2 Trainspotting which … Continue reading

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