In Pictures: 272 completes the OVO Energy quartet

The fourth (and final) tram in Edinburgh to receive an all over advert for OVO Energy has been revealed with 272 returning to service with the now familiar all over green vinyls in place.

272 had been carrying an advert for ESPC (in the “Edinburgh” format of full height vinyls on two sections and the rest of the tram just having above window adverts), which had been applied in July 2022 but these vinyls have now been removed to allow the tram to become the fourth to carry identical adverts for OVO Energy.

This is the seventh different advert that 272 has carried: CR Smith (August 2017-April 2019), Royal Highland Show (April-July 2019), Audi (July 2019-July 2020), John Lewis (October 2020-May 2022), Royal Highland Show (May 2022-July 2022) and ESPC (July 2022-October 2023).

The number of trams now in full vinyl wrap adverts has reached a new high with eight of the 27 vehicles now carrying this type of advert. These are 260 and 274 (Royal Yacht Britannia), 262 (Capital Radio), 270 (Camera Obscura) and the four OVO Energy trams (all of which are in the 27x range of numbers!): 271, 272, 273, 276.

272 has now gone green as seen here between Balfour Street and McDonald Road as it heads a service to the Airport. Out of sight to the left was the site of Edinburgh Corporation Transport Shrubhill tram works. (Photograph by Roy Calderwood, 3rd November 2023)

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