Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Revised Final Business Case approved as Trams to Newhaven project continues

Over the past few weeks we have seen the first tracks being laid on the Trams to Newhaven project ahead of the first trams running in 2023 and it has now been confirmed that the revised Final Business Case (which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More track laid on Trams to Newhaven project

Signs that trams will once again be running through Leith to Newhaven in the next few years are continuing to appear with more track being out down as the project continues. We’ve already seen that the first tracks have been … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Good progress continues around Ocean Terminal

Work on the laying of track around Ocean Terminal on the Trams to Newhaven project has been continuing on this first tangible sign of constriction for the extension of the current line between York Place and Newhaven. Since we last … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 257 receives new advert

The ranks of the trams in full standard fleet livery in Edinburgh has decreased by one with 257 receiving a new advert – only the second it has carried and the first since January 2020. The tram is now advertising … Continue reading

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Tram Operations Limited named Operator of the Year at Global Light Rail Awards

Its the Global Award ceremony where most of the winners seem to come from the UK but the winners have again been announced for the annual Global Light Rail Awards with the “big” Operator of the Year prize going to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 254 receives new Edinburgh Park advert

We saw last month how Edinburgh Trams 268 had lost its advert for Parabola Edinburgh Park in favour of a revised advert for Edinburgh Park (without the Parabola!) and now a previously unillustrated similar change has also been seen on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: First track laid as part of Trams to Newhaven project

When you’re constructing a new tramway or tramway extension there are always key milestones – the start of the actual work, laying of track, installation of overhead, building of tramstops to name but a few. And the Trams to Newhaven … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Poppies in Edinburgh

As we’ve seen over the past week or so various tramways across the UK have started to display poppies on their trams as a mark of respect ahead of Remembrance Sunday and the latest to be featured on this website … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 262

We continue our series where we see a tram in service during 2020 at a time when passenger numbers were still at low levels with another trip to Edinburgh.

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In Pictures: Good progress continues to be made on Trams to Newhaven project

2023 may seem a long way off but even though it will be the best part of three years before we can enjoy a ride by tram to Newhaven good progress continues to be made on the construction – no … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More new adverts in Edinburgh

And the new adverts keep on coming in Edinburgh! October had already seen two new adverts applied (255 for Forever Edinburgh and 272 for John Lewis) but the past week has seen another two new designs spotted on the trams … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 260

In this article we head back to Edinburgh once more for a look a sparsely populated tram in the city centre.

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Lord Provost calls for battery powered trams on Princes Street

Could we see the overhead wires on Princes Street in Edinburgh taken down with trams running under battery power in the future? As part of a recent Council discussion the current Lord Provost, Cllr Frank Ross, asked for the plans … Continue reading

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Support from public for further Edinburgh Trams extension

At the start of the year – before you know what arrived – the City of Edinburgh Council launched a Public Consultation into their Draft City Mobility Plan (CMP). This is part of an aim in making Edinburgh a carbon … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 261

Its another masked tram for us today as we return to Edinburgh.

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Extra funding announced for Edinburgh Trams (and Glasgow Subway too!)

Edinburgh Trams will be sharing an additional £4 million worth of funding with the Glasgow Subway as the latest package is announced by Transport Scotland. The previous £9 million package ran out at the end of September and this new … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 274

It’s the turn of Edinburgh today as we again take a look at a tram running in service during the 2020 eased lockdown.

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 272

You wait eight months for a new advert and then two arrive within a few days of each other! That is what has happened in Edinburgh as hot on the wheels of 255’s advert for Forever Edinburgh comes an advert … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 255 receives advert for Forever Edinburgh

For a system which had really embraced adverts over the past couple of years – including at one stage all 27 trams having some form of external advertising – 2020 has been a far more barren year for new ads … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work at Ocean Terminal continues

It may be three years away (if everything goes according to plan) but good progress continues to be made at various locations on the route of the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh with the “one spade” process seeing all … Continue reading

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