Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Party Tram for one day only!

In what is probably a modern day first for the UK Edinburgh Trams, in conjunction with Forth 1, are to run a Party Tram on Friday 18th January. Operating one return journey across the whole Edinburgh Trams line between York … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh 262

No sooner had we reported on a new advert in Manchester then Edinburgh follows suit with 262 losing its vinyls for C R Smith allowing a new advert for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and the Paul Tamburrini restaurant (on either … Continue reading

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Another big increase in passenger numbers for Edinburgh Trams

2018 was another record-breaking year for Edinburgh Trams with a 10% increase in passengers bringing the total number carried during those 12 months to 7.3 million. With no extension opening during the year this is an excellent increase for the … Continue reading

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Businesses have their say on support needed if Edinburgh extension goes ahead

It may be a few months before we find out for definite whether Edinburgh Trams’ extension along Leith Walk and on to Newhaven will get the go-ahead but the work to put into place support for businesses who may be … Continue reading

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The Reindeer names of Edinburgh Trams

In the lead up to Christmas 2018 Edinburgh Trams not only put some Christmas decorations up on their trams but also went to the effort of naming some of the trams after Santa’s reindeer! Trams seem to have received two … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2018/19

The Turkey gets boring, you’re fed up with yet more repeats on the television and being confined to barracks with the family is starting to get a bit irritating – but what are you going to do? How about going … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams delays after car and tram collide

Tram services on Edinburgh Trams between Edinburgh Park Station and the Airport were suspended for around three hours on Wednesday 19th December after a collision between a car and a tram close to Gyle Centre. The driver of the car … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The other side of 276’s advert

We’ve previously featured 276 – or Rudolph as it prefers to be known at the moment – and its new Hogmanay and Christmas advert on these pages but only one side of the tram (the side which was all about … Continue reading

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Free trams back for Hogmanay in Edinburgh

Once again – for the third year in succession – all night free trams will run in Edinburgh to help move the crowds during the Hogmanay celebrations. The trams will in the early hours of the new year between midnight … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams – the antlers are spreading!

Edinburgh Trams are really going for it this Christmas with the antler vinyls being added to more trams – and more trams are also receiving reindeer names! As we revealed earlier this month 276 was used on the Gyle Santa … Continue reading

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No strikes in Edinburgh after deal reached

There will be relief in Edinburgh following the news that the proposed strikes on the tram system – which hadn’t actually seen the official announcement of any specific dates – will not now go ahead after significant progress was made … Continue reading

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In Pictures: 276 gets a Christmas and Hogmanay advert as it stars on the Gyle Santa Express

As we reported last week for the first time ever Santa Claus visited Edinburgh Trams with three Gyle Santa Express trips running on Monday 3rd December. Good passenger numbers were spotted on board the tram during these trips with 276 … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We head north of the border for this week’s photographic offering:

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Edinburgh Trams Ltd set to take on full maintenance of network

The City of Edinburgh Council are set to agree a change in maintenance arrangements for the Edinburgh Trams network which will see Edinburgh Trams Ltd take on all maintenance of the trams and infrastructure – a long planned change. Currently … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is coming to Edinburgh Trams!

We are used to seeing Santa Specials on various heritage tramways but a much rarer event is that of a Santa Special on a normal operating tramway but for one day only this year Edinburgh Trams will be running a … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams staff vote in favour of striking

Possible strikes on Edinburgh Trams – which would likely take place in the lead up to Christmas and the Hogmanay period – have moved a step forward with members of the Unite union voting overwhelmingly in favour of action in … Continue reading

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Strike action on the way for Edinburgh Trams?

Edinburgh Trams services could be disrupted in the lead up to Christmas after the results of the consultative ballot into potential industrial action were released by the Unite union. As we reported a few weeks ago this ballot was undertaken … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams carries the Poppy

As has become the norm on most tram networks across the UK, trams on Edinburgh Trams are carrying poppies in their cabs in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday which this year will be marking the centenary of the end … Continue reading

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Final decision on Edinburgh Trams extension delayed until early 2019

A final decision on whether to press ahead with plans to extend Edinburgh Trams from the current city centre terminus of York Place to Newhaven via Leith Walk will not be made until early 2019 to allow full evaluations of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We continue coverage of the autumn special events with the latest main site update including a double helping of photos:

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