Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Two years down, less than two to go for Trams to Newhaven project

November 2021 marks the two year point of the start of construction works for the Trams to Newhaven project which will, unsurprisingly, see the Edinburgh Trams line extended to Newhaven. With trams still on target to start operation in spring … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Scottish Rugby change trams with new advert

Scottish Rugby once again have an advert on Edinburgh Trams with a revised design having been added to a different tram. That tram is 261 which hasn’t had any external advertising since it lost vinyls for Standard Life in March … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 275 becomes a ghost!

We mentioned in passing last week that Edinburgh Trams 275 had lost its advertising vinyls for Scotland Rugby and we now show you the pictures! Not only has the tram lost its adverts but it has also lost a lot … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams starts major recruitment drive

Edinburgh Trams are looking for 20 new Ticketing Service Assistants as part of a new recruitment campaign which will also see tram drivers and engineers recruited as the tramway recovers from the pandemic and ahead of the expansion of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A busy day on Edinburgh Trams

When there is an event at Murrayfield Stadium – whether that be a rugby international or a concert – Edinburgh Trams really comes into its own and plays an even more vital role than it does usually as it transports … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Ocean Winds increase to a second tram

There is now a second tram advertising Ocean Winds on Edinburgh Trams after 262 was spotted with the vinyls when in service during a busy day for the trams on Saturday 13th November – with Scotland playing a home rugby … Continue reading

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More financial support for Scottish light rail

An additional £2.2 million of emergency funding for light rail in Scotland – covering both Edinburgh Trams and the Glasgow Subway – has been confirmed bringing the total funding they have received since the start of the pandemic to £36 … Continue reading

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Pre-purchased tickets popular for Rugby fans getting to Murrayfield

With Scotland’s national rugby team currently in the middle of their Autumn Internationals held at Murrayfield Stadium – easily accessible on Edinburgh Trams with a tramstop right outside the entrance – a trial allowing special Rugby Return tickets to be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More new adverts in Edinburgh

The end of October was a busy time for new adverts in Edinburgh as following quickly behind 269’s “Scotland. Let’s do net zero” design have been two further adverts. This time it’s the turn of 257 and 273 which have … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Ocean Terminal tramstop construction work

With work on the Trams to Newhaven project continuing we take a trip to Ocean Terminal where we see recent progress on the construction work around the eventual tramstop, which will be the penultimate stop on the extension just followed … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 31st October 2021

After our week off we are back with another main site update and bring you construction photos from Edinburgh and images of the single-deckers at the Seaton Tramway:

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 269 gets new vinyls for COP26

Unless you haven’t read or seen any news for the past few weeks you will be well aware that the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26 – is taking place in Glasgow from 31st October until 12th November … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Double destination displays for Edinburgh Trams

If you’re travelling by tram in Edinburgh there is no excuse for not knowing where the tram is going now as they have recently introduced the use of not only the electronic destination displays but also a destination board in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Works start at city end of Leith Walk

The next significant stage of tram construction works in Edinburgh have now got underway with a new worksite created at the city end of Leith Walk which will, in time, see the existing line to York Place connected with the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress continues on Trams to Newhaven project

As we return to Edinburgh to view recent progress on the Trams to Newhaven project we head to the area around Ocean Terminal. In this update we see more track going down in this section including on the recently constructed … Continue reading

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Maintenance works in Edinburgh City Centre

The last week of September has seen essential maintenance works taking place in Edinburgh City Centre with reports in the Edinburgh Evening News revealing that this is to replace track sealant as well as repairs to degraded concrete surrounding the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More construction images from Edinburgh

Within the next two years it should be possible to take a tram once again along Leith Walk and to Newhaven with the Trams to Newhaven project due to be completed in the early part of 2023 (subject to any … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 262

Edinburgh Trams 262 has become the latest tram in Edinburgh to return to carrying adverts with it noted in service at the end of September advertising Clearwater Analytics – who are apparently the world’s most trusted and accurate investment, accounting … Continue reading

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Criticism over Trams to Newhaven pavement designs

Campaigners from Living Streets Edinburgh have criticised the Trams to Newhaven project over what they describe as “hopeless” pavement designs with their width said not to meet the required standard. They claim that there are 11 different sections of pavement … Continue reading

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Out and About: Edinburgh Trams from above at the Airport

In this latest edition of “Out and About” we feature Edinburgh Trams as we take an aerial view at the Airport.

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