Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

In Pictures: Adverts complete in Edinburgh

It was obviously only going to be a matter of time but all 27 trams in Edinburgh now have external adverts in the standard pattern of full height vinyls of the third and fifth section and above window ads on … Continue reading

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All night trams back for Edinburgh Festival

Every Saturday during the Edinburgh International Festival trams will run throughout the night to ensure that visitors to the world renowned festival can get back to their accommodation after late night shows. The Festival takes place between 3rd and 28th … Continue reading

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Record passenger figures for Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams looks set to post record passenger numbers over the weekend of the Royal Highland Show with a 20% increase on figures from 2017. Although exact numbers haven’t yet been released the excellent weather experienced during the weekend along … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 276

Edinburgh Trams have obviously felt left out by all the adverts revealed on Manchester Metrolink in recent days as they have re-entered the new vinyl adverts game with 276 receiving an advert for The Edinburgh Dungeon. This tram previously advertised … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams profit up

For a system (or single line if you prefer) which had a very traumatic start in life, Edinburgh Trams seems to be on the up and up with ever increasing passenger numbers, good reliability figures and now higher than expected … Continue reading

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Consultation and workshops help to shape Newhaven extension

Back in March and April a consultation exercise took place as part of the project to extended the Edinburgh Trams line from York Place to Newhaven via Leith Walk. A number of themes came out of this consultation and now … Continue reading

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Services set to resume on Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams are hopeful that they will be able to resume a normal service from the start of Friday 15th June following the completion of repairs to the infrastructure at Edinburgh Airport after the collision during the evening of Wednesday … Continue reading

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Three injured after tram and bus collide at Edinburgh Airport

Three people have been injured after a tram and a bus collided just outside Edinburgh Airport on Wednesday 13th June. The force of the collision caused the front of the tram to leave the tracks with the bus overturning.

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Temporary suspension of services along Princes Street for procession

Edinburgh Trams services will not be able to run along Princes Street for several hours on Sunday 10th June to allow for a special procession commemorating the centenary of women getting the vote. Services will only run between Edinburgh Airport … Continue reading

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In Pictures: What’s that? Oh yes, more adverts in Edinburgh!

The application of adverts on Edinburgh Trams shows no signs of slowing down (well it does actually as it won’t be long before they’ve run out of trams!) with not one but two more recently been confirmed as being in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Yes, its another advert on Edinburgh Trams!

Sometimes you just have to be grateful to Edinburgh Trams for providing us with news to report on! The number of trams in standard fleet colours continues to reduce with now only three remaining following the application of a new … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Yet another C R Smith advert appears in Edinburgh

Just when you thought it was safe to say that is that with C R Smith adverts in Edinburgh then another one turns up! The initial contract signed by the company was for 18 trams to receive location based adverts … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead down in Edinburgh City Centre

There was major disruption to Edinburgh Trams services on Thursday 10th May after a construction vehicle collided with an overhead support pole close to the stop at York Place causing the overhead wires to come down. An immediate suspension of … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another look at Edinburgh 276’s Royal Highland Show advert

Last week we brought you the news that Edinburgh Trams 276 has received a new advert for the Royal Highland Show and in this story we bring you some more images of the tram’s new look including a close up … Continue reading

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Newhaven extension consultation closes

The 6 week consultation into plans to extend Edinburgh Trams along Leith Walk to Newhaven has closed with more than 3,000 people having either attended one of the information events, sent their comments in by email or completed the consultation … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Royal Highland Show tram in Edinburgh

As mentioned briefly earlier this week a tram has again received adverts for the Royal Highland Show with 276 the chosen tram this year for this role. The advert is a revised design for 2018 and urges people to take … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 251 becomes the last C R Smith advert tram

When the deal was announced of the C R Smith adverts on Edinburgh Trams it was said that there were to be 18 trams so treated but since mid-January, and that after a three month break, only 17 have been … Continue reading

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More plans unveiled to improve cycle safety in Edinburgh

A public consultation has been launched by the City of Edinburgh Council as further changes have been proposed to improve cycle safety around the city’s tram network. The first phase of improvements – which included new red surfaced cycle lanes … Continue reading

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Four shortlisted for Edinburgh Trams extension

Although the final go-ahead hasn’t been given yet work is continuing behind the scenes so that if and when the Council does approve the Edinburgh Trams line to Newhaven it is good to go as soon as possible with four … Continue reading

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Collision on Princes Street

In a week of minor collisions services on Edinburgh Trams were disrupted through the city centre on Tuesday 13th March after a coming together on Princes Street, at the junction of Charlotte Street. The tram – which was 255 – … Continue reading

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