Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

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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This week on British Trams Online

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

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Edinburgh Trams extension survey released as public consultation gets ready

It has been a busy few days for the proposed extension of Edinburgh Trams from the current York Place terminus to Newhaven via Leith Walk with the results of an independent survey released – which has given predictably mixed results … Continue reading

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30,000 carried on Edinburgh Trams during major snow disruption

Just how crucial Edinburgh Trams has become to the public transport offering in the Scottish capital has been laid bare during the so-called “Beast from the East” with over 30,000 passenger journeys recorded over just a three day period. After … Continue reading

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Luas to make decision on weekend services on Saturday morning

The snowy and windy weather conditions are still affecting the British Isles with Luas still the worst affected tramway with no services still able to run on the entire network. It has now been confirmed that the shutdown will continue … Continue reading

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Edinburgh hit by heavy snow – trams offer free all night service!

It might not have escaped your notice but the majority of the UK is currently being hit by heavy snow causing disruption as people try to carry on with their daily routine. One of the most severely affected areas of … Continue reading

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Award for defibrillator installation on Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams’ scheme to install defibrillators on all trams has been recognised at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards. Edinburgh became one of the first UK tram systems to have complete coverage of their trams thanks to a pioneering partnership … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A Johnnie Walker double in Edinburgh

No sooner had we featured 257 in a new advert for Johnnie Walker then along came 273 which carries identical vinyls – the twentieth commercial advertising scheme to be carried on a tram in Edinburgh and the 22nd tram to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: And now Edinburgh Trams 257 receives vinyls

The advertising vinyl revolution in Edinburgh sees no signs of slowing down with another tram receiving an advert for a new campaign from Johnnie Walker urging people not to drink and drive. The tram in question is 257 which receives … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 271

We’ve become used to bringing you news of adverts for C R Smith in Edinburgh but now a second commercial sponsor has come to the fore in the Scottish capital with Qatar Airways now advertising on 271. As has become … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Another C R Smith advert debuts

It has been three months since the last new C R Smith advert appeared on Edinburgh Trams but this week has seen the debut of 253 carrying the familiar vinyls for the window company. This time round the two areas … Continue reading

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Some fares to go up on Edinburgh Trams

Some fares for travel on Edinburgh Trams are to increase from 25th February although most of the popular fares will remain at the same level. The increases in place are the first applied for two years and are necessary because … Continue reading

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