Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams nominated for more awards

Edinburgh Trams has been nominated in five categories at the 2017 Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Taking place on Monday 27th February Edinburgh Trams has been nominated as Best Performing Business, Creative Marketing, High Growth, Excellence in Health and … Continue reading

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Defibrillators to be carried on all Edinburgh Trams

Every tram in the Edinburgh Trams fleet is to carry a potentially life saving defibrillator as part of the St John and the City public access defibrillator project. The aim of the project is to place the devices at strategic … Continue reading

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September start for Edinburgh Tram inquiry public hearings

Although it has been a lengthy process to get to this stage it has now been announced that the Edinburgh Trams Inquiry public hearings will start in September with this stage likely to take several months. The hearings will take … Continue reading

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Another rise in passenger numbers for Edinburgh

2016 was another record breaking year on Edinburgh Trams with half a million more passenger journeys made, a year on year growth of 10%. A total of 5.6 million passenger journeys were recorded according to figures released by Edinburgh Trams … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 251 #Tramspotting livery

As we reported at the weekend the arrival of vinyl wraps in Edinburgh is continuing with a new livery being revealed in connection with Edinburgh Trams’ #Tramspotting campaign (inspired by the forthcoming release of the new film T2 Trainspotting which … Continue reading

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New vinyl wrap livery set to debut in Edinburgh

This weekend looks set to see Edinburgh Trams welcome a newly wrapped tram into service. It is presumed that this will again be 261 with revised vinyls applied following the removal of the adverts for the free service on Hogmanay … Continue reading

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Free Edinburgh Hogmanay trams a major success

More than 5,000 people took advantage of Edinburgh Trams free service offered on Hogmanay with extra trams having to be used to keep up with demand. The free service was provided for the first time since the line opened in … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams introduce new timetable

Trams in Edinburgh are now running more frequently following the introduction of a new timetable on Wednesday 4th January. Previously a trial timetable had been introduced which saw increased frequencies at peak times but extra trams are now being run … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2016-17

This is your complete one-stop guide to services being operated on all tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2016-17. The differences in services being offered is plain to see from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh’s 261 receives advertising vinyls

As reported a few days ago Edinburgh Trams has joined the advert vinyl club with the first of the CAF built fleet now in service sporting vinyls for the Hogmanay celebrations in the city centre over the festive period. The … Continue reading

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Vinyl wraps arrive in Edinburgh

It has long been rumoured but for the first time one of Edinburgh’s tram fleet is to carry a vinyl wrap livery. The as yet unidentified tram will take to the rails in the Scottish capital this weekend and will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Gateway opens

The UK’s newest tram stop opened to the public on Sunday 11th December with the first trams calling at Edinburgh Gateway as expected. The new tram stop is provided between Gogarburn and Gyle Centre and features two platforms with full … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams at twilight

In this short pictorial we head to the Scottish capital city, Edinburgh, to take a look at a couple of trams in action at twilight in the city centre. The line – now two and half years old – seems … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Airport tram passenger numbers down

A new report by the Airport Operators Association has shown that just 8% of all journeys taken to Edinburgh Airport are made by tram – a fall by 2% since the figures were last reviewed. Meanwhile 25% of journeys were … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Final preparations underway at Edinburgh Gateway

Some two and a half years after Edinburgh Trams opened final preparations are now underway for a new stop to be opened with the first trams due to stop at Edinburgh Gateway within the next month. Edinburgh Gateway is located … Continue reading

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Strike action threatened in Edinburgh

Drivers and Ticketing Services Assistants (TSAs) on Edinburgh Trams are threatening strike action over what they say are the imposition of new rotas which will see more weekend working for no extra pay. There is also said to be unhappiness … Continue reading

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Free trams for Hogmanay

Edinburgh Trams will be providing a free service from midnight on Saturday 31st December until 0500 on Sunday 1s January 2017 to help the thousands of revellers who attend the famous Hogmanay celebrations in the Scottish capital get home safely … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a winner at Light Rail Awards

Well not quite everyone but it does seem a lot of the UK’s tramways are celebrating wins at the recent Light Rail Awards! Edinburgh Trams, Manchester Metrolink, Midland Metro and Nottingham Express Transit have all been delighted to announce their … Continue reading

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In Pictures: What to do with a mock-up tram?

When Edinburgh Trams was being constructed a mock-up tram was displayed in the city centre to show would be passengers what they would soon be enjoying. Once the construction was finally completed and real working trams were in the city … Continue reading

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Late night trams for Edinburgh Festival

Extra tram services will run on Edinburgh Trams for the majority of August to aid passengers travelling back from events including the Festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The special timetable started operation on 5th August and will be in … Continue reading

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