Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams launch children’s activity pack

With schools across the UK closed for the foreseeable future the task for many parents and carers is to keep children occupied and to help with this not necessarily straightforward task Edinburgh Trams have released a special children’s activity pack.

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Trams to Newhaven construction work to be suspended

Work on constructing the Edinburgh Trams extension to Newhaven is to be suspended this week as part of the continued restrictions in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has instructed all construction sites to close, unless … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Livery changes in Edinburgh

Usually when we report on mass livery changes in Edinburgh it’s a result of new advertising contracts but this time there are four further trams which have recently lost their ads in favour of standard fleet livery. 251 (American Express), … Continue reading

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More service reductions across the UK

As government advice for social distancing and to travel only if essential continues further service reductions have been introduced on light rail systems across the UK. The Tyne and Wear Metro have further reduced their timetables whilst a revised service … Continue reading

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Peak time travel pass restrictions lifted as more Coronavirus measures in place across the UK

Since their introduction concessionary passes for use on buses and some trams have seen a limit on their use during morning peak times but in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic it has now been announced that this will be … Continue reading

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Tyne and Wear Metro first to announce reduced timetable in wake of Coronavirus

With new recommendations for reducing non-essential travel and the idea of more people working from home Nexus have announced that a reduced timetable will be in operation on the Tyne and Wear Metro for the foreseeable future. In making these … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The “extra day” in Edinburgh

Of course, 2020 has 366 days as it is a leap year and in this short pictorial update we take a trip to Edinburgh for a few photos seeing the tram system in action. With the sun shining – a … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Evening News reveal the number of cyclists injured around tramway

In an article published in the Edinburgh Evening News under the catchy headline “Edinburgh tram designs criticised after new figures show number of cyclists who fell off their bikes last year due to the tracks”, the newspaper have criticised the … Continue reading

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Main phase of Trams to Newhaven work on Leith Walk to start in March

The end of March will see the first big test of just how well the Trams to Newhaven project team have indeed learnt from the lessons of constructing the first phase of Edinburgh Trams as the main phase of construction … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Gogarburn loses RBS branding

The stop on Edinburgh Trams at Gogarburn, which serves the Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters, has reverted to standard branding after the removal of the RBS adverts which had adorned the stop for a time. Its not known just when … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another makeover for Edinburgh’s mock-up

The original mock-up of Edinburgh’s trams is still finding use as Edinburgh Airport where it has been for a number of years as the Information Lounge – providing tourist information of transport and attractions in the city centre and surrounding … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Constitution Street works continue

In a little over three years time we should be able to enjoy a tram ride to Leith and Newhaven in Edinburgh but before then there will be lots of construction work going on with the first phase having got … Continue reading

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Storm Ciara causes disruption across UK

“Storm of the Century”, named Ciara in the alphabetical naming sequence used by the Met Office in recent years, has seen severe disruption for UK tramways with not only strong winds but heavy rain leading to service changes. Blackpool, Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams move the crowds for the rugby

One of the major benefits of having a modern tram system in Edinburgh is its ability to move large crowds of people in quick succession, which is especially useful when there is a big event at Murrayfield Stadium. One of … Continue reading

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Trams to Newhaven give overview of works for next month

The latest update from the Trams to Newhaven project team has given details of the planned works for the next month with Leith Walk, Ocean Drive and Constitution Street all the scenes of enabling, preparation and utility diversion work.

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In Pictures: 267 back in fleet livery in Edinburgh too!

Not previously reported, or shown, is that Edinburgh Trams 267 is now also running in fleet livery. 267 had previously been advertising Spotify with the ads having been applied back in August 2019 – 262 also received the same adverts … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Fleet livery returns to 257 in Edinburgh

After the best part of two years with adverts for Johnnie Walker’s #Jointhepact campaign, Edinburgh Trams 257 has been spied operating in standard fleet livery once again. It had received its advert back in the March of 2018 and was … Continue reading

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Trams To Newhaven update

As we’ve mentioned before public relations was always going to be a crucial part of the Trams to Newhaven project and the project team are certainly taking notice of that judging by the detailed and regular updates on what is … Continue reading

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Dinosaur travels on a tram…

The latest bit of publicity from Edinburgh Trams has seen a dinosaur travel on a tram as it makes its way from the Airport to the city centre. Of course, its not a real dinosaur which decided to take the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Old tram track discovered in Edinburgh Trams extension

Over the years we’ve become used to old tram track being uncovered in various roadworks across the country, still in their original position having just had concrete poured over them once the tramway had been abandoned but some recent tram … Continue reading

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