Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

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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Preparatory works to get underway on Edinburgh Trams extension

Following on from the approval of extending the Edinburgh Trams network to Newhaven in March the first real signs of progress in fully getting the project off the ground should be seen later this month with investigation works due to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh 272 gets a new advert

No sooner had we reported that Edinburgh Trams 272 was back in full fleet livery than its received a new advert. 272 has now received the annual Royal Highland Show and associated Education Trust adverts ahead of the show which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to fleet livery for 272

Signs of the end of the major C R Smith advertising contract on Edinburgh Trams are continuing with 272 the latest tram to lose its vinyls in favour of a return to standard fleet livery (is it standard when it’s … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams announce 2019/20 nominated charity

Edinburgh Trams will be supporting the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity throughout the next year as their nominated charity for 2019/20. The tramway has previously supported other charities including MS Therapy Centre Lothian who were recently presented with £12,500 following a … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams raise money for local charity

Employees at Edinburgh Trams, and topped up by donations from the public at recent sporting and music events in the city, have raised £6,500 for the MS Therapy Centre Lothian during a series of fundraising events.

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In Pictures: Haymarket Yards gets a platform – kind of!

It is not only Blackpool where a new platform has been installed, and just like Blackpool the new structure in Edinburgh won’t be seeing passengers any time soon – although for different reasons! The new low platform is at Haymarket … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 274 joins the Parabola club

Having been running in standard fleet livery since the start of March, Edinburgh Trams 274 has become the latest tram to receive an advertising livery for Parabola – a company involved in development around Edinburgh including at Edinburgh Park. The … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams win for third year at Chamber of Commerce Awards

Edinburgh Trams have been celebrating another award having been given the High Business Growth accolade at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards – the third year that they have been recognised at these awards.

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This week on British Trams Online

We head off north of the border this week to bring you some images from Edinburgh:

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In Pictures: Edinburgh 276 gets new advert

Christmas is now officially over in Edinburgh following the removal of the Christmas and Hogmanay advert on 276 – only three and half months late! 276 has now become the latest tram to advertise the Parabola development at Edinburgh Park … Continue reading

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It’s a yes! Trams will go to Newhaven after approval given to extension

It’s the news we have been waiting for – Edinburgh Trams will be extended to Newhaven via Leith Walk after councillors at a full council meeting on Thursday 14th March voted in favour of the £207.3 million project going ahead. … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New signage on Edinburgh Trams

Over the past few months a number of new signs have appeared along the reserved track sections of Edinburgh Trams aimed at improving safety with new Temporary Speed Restrictions now put in place at all pedestrian crossings on these sections … Continue reading

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Contracts approved for Edinburgh Trams extension

The latest hoop needed to be jumped through ahead of final approval for the Trams to Edinburgh project has been achieved with the Finance and Resources Committee approving the awarding of two contracts – but these contracts will only be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 274 returns to fleet livery

The days of C R Smith adverts dominating the Edinburgh Trams fleet is continuing to come to an end with 274 the latest tram to lose these adverts – and rather than receive a new advertising contract it has returned … Continue reading

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Council to be asked to approve contracts for Trams to Newhaven project

It may not be until 14th March that the final decision will be made on whether to progress with extending Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven but another key milestone will be reached before then with a meeting of the Finance and … Continue reading

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Trams to Newhaven project to be approved?

It is now just two weeks until the final decision is made on whether Edinburgh Trams is extended to Newhaven via Leith Walk with the full council due to vote on the issue on Thursday 14th March. The past few … Continue reading

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Final Business Case for Edinburgh Trams extension published

With decision day for the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh continuing to approach the Final Business Case (FBC) has now been published into the public domain confirming that a budget of £207.3m would be allotted to constructing the extension. … Continue reading

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Call made to divert Edinburgh Trams extension cash to public services

As we move ever closer to decision day for the Trams to Newhaven project the latest headlines on the tram extension plan comes from the Conservatives on the City of Edinburgh Council who have urged the “vanity project” to be … Continue reading

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