Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Dinosaur travels on a tram…

The latest bit of publicity from Edinburgh Trams has seen a dinosaur travel on a tram as it makes its way from the Airport to the city centre. Of course, its not a real dinosaur which decided to take the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Old tram track discovered in Edinburgh Trams extension

Over the years we’ve become used to old tram track being uncovered in various roadworks across the country, still in their original position having just had concrete poured over them once the tramway had been abandoned but some recent tram … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another tram Joins the Pact in Edinburgh

Often the Hogmanay tram in Edinburgh can carry on for quite some time into the following year but not so in 2020! 264 has already lost its special Hogmanay vinyls and is the latest tram to have “joined the pact” … Continue reading

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Fares to increase on Edinburgh Trams

The latest tram company to announce revised (increased!) fares for 2020 is Edinburgh Trams with their new fares structure due to start on 2nd February. This will be the first increase in fares since 2018 and will not affect those … Continue reading

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More Edinburgh Trams extensions on the horizon?

More of the originally planned Edinburgh Trams could be built in the future if “radical new plans” are approved by the Council. The Draft City Mobility Plan (CMP) has just been released which could see the tram extended to Granton … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Construction work underway in Edinburgh

It may still be a long time before we see trams running up Leith Walk and to Newhaven but November 2019 saw the start of the first phase of works on the Edinburgh Trams extension with the first signs of … Continue reading

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Training exercise at Gogar Depot as Fire service practice lifting tram

Edinburgh Trams may now have been running in the Scottish capital for five and a half years and now the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service recently visited Gogar Depot to put the theory of lifting a tram into practice. Although … Continue reading

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In Pictures: The antlers have gone!

Management at Edinburgh Trams obviously can’t wait for Christmas to end as the antlers applied to a few trams in the lead up were soon removed after 25th December! At least 260, 262 and 269 all received the antlers in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Hogmanay service on Edinburgh Trams

As has become the norm when there is a major event taking place close to Princes Street in Edinburgh, the tram service from the Airport was only able to run to West End from early evening on Monday 30th December … Continue reading

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Trams in Video: Edinburgh Trams – May 2014

We head north of the border for today’s moving images of trams as we feature some of the first public service trams to run on Edinburgh Trams on 31st May 2014.

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Edinburgh Trams first UK light rail operator to achieve ServiceMark accreditation

Edinburgh Trams received a pre-Christmas present after learning they had become the very first UK light rail operator to achieve ServiceMark accreditation. This is awarded by the Institute of Customer Service based on customer satisfaction feedback and is an assessment … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

With our final main site update of 2019 now online we have another couple of Photo Galleries:

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Christmas and New Year services 2019/20

Christmas is a time to spend with your family but what happens if you want to do something a bit different? Well, you could always go for a ride or take some photos of trams around the country couldn’t you?! … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 260 joins the pact

It may be very nearly Christmas but that hasn’t stopped a new advert livery being applied on Edinburgh Trams with 260 losing its previous C R Smith advert (the from Glasgow to Peterhead version) in favour of a new design … Continue reading

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Update given on Trams to Newhaven construction

It is now over a month since the first stage of construction works on the Edinburgh Trams to Newhaven project started and the project team have released an update on what has been going on, showing that public relations is … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Disruption for Edinburgh Trams

There was disruption on Edinburgh Trams for around four hours on Wednesday 11th December after high winds caused a pipe to become loose on a building in South Saint Andrew Street. The pipe was precariously close to the overhead wires … Continue reading

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Now you can spot the reindeer on Edinburgh Trams!

They were the first to unveil reindeer names this year and now Edinburgh Trams have confirmed that just like on the West Midlands Metro there is a competition if you spot any of the reindeer running in service! All you … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh 264 gets Hogmanay livery

Its taken a while but Edinburgh Trams finally have an advert for Hogmanay with 264 the tram chosen for this livery this year. Whilst in the past this has been a joint advert for Christmas and Hogmanay this time around … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Christmas comes to the mock-up at Edinburgh Airport

We’ve already seen that Edinburgh Trams 269 has received vinyl antlers and has been named Cupid for Christmas but its not the only “tram” to go all festive as the mock-up at Edinburgh Airport – still in use as the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Back to fleet livery for 262

Another livery change in Edinburgh to report with another advertising contract coming to an end seeing a tram return to fleet livery (at least for now anyway). The tram this time is 262 which has lost its advertising vinyls for … Continue reading

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