Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

New family multi-day ticket now on offer in Edinburgh

The latest ticket option for travelling on Edinburgh Trams is a multi-day family ticket giving even greater value for money for families visiting the city. The ticket allows unlimited travel between Ingliston Park & Ride and St Andrew Square for … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 272 goes back to The Royal Highland Show

In what is only the second new advert of 2022 to be stuck onto an Edinburgh tram, 272 has returned to a previous sponsor in receiving vinyls for this year’s Royal Highland Show. In the usual format (full height on … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Construction work at Balfour Street tramstop in Edinburgh

This article returns to Edinburgh as we see some more of the work recently completed on the Trams to Newhaven project. This time out we are featuring the tramstop at Balfour Street – which will be the third new stop … Continue reading

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Out and About: Edinburgh 272 from above and at ground level

“Out and About” is back today as we feature Edinburgh Trams 272 twice – once a standard ground level shot and then later from above.

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In Pictures: Progress at Picardy Place

As we’ve noted many times since construction work on the Trams to Newhaven project got underway in Edinburgh the first new stop on the line will be at Picardy Place. This is a replacement stop for York Place which closed … Continue reading

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New Edinburgh Trams validators switched on

Passengers travelling on the Edinburgh Trams network using various smartcards can now benefit from newly upgraded on-platform validators which were officially switched on for the first time from Thursday 28th April.

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In Pictures: Latest from the Newhaven terminus

We return once more to Edinburgh to see what progress there is on the Trams to Newhaven project. This time we are off to Newhaven as we see recent work on installing a scissors crossover just before the terminus and … Continue reading

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Out and About: Grassed track in Edinburgh

Today’s “Out and About” goes outside of the city centre in Edinburgh as we feature a tram speeding across the grassed track in the Edinburgh Park area.

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In Pictures: Work at Balfour Street tramstop in Edinburgh

In this latest pictorial look at the ongoing Trams to Newhaven construction works in Edinburgh we head to the stop at Balfour Street. This will be the third new stop on the line coming from the city centre and will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More progress for Trams to Newhaven

With trams set to be running in passenger service to Newhaven in a little over a year, the route along Leith Walk and through to Newhaven via Ocean Terminal remains a hive of activity to get things ready for testing. … Continue reading

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New card validators being installed on Edinburgh Trams

With Edinburgh Trams set to introduce improved contactless ticketing options in the future, new validators are currently being installed at stops. The current validators are used by passengers to touch-on their Ridacards, concession passes and other smartcards to validate them … Continue reading

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SNP promise further Edinburgh Trams extensions if they win Council elections

The political hot potato of extending Edinburgh Trams is showing no sign of going away with the Scottish National Party manifesto for the upcoming council elections promising to build new lines to the north and south if they retain power. … Continue reading

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Late night trams in Edinburgh for Terminal V festival

Edinburgh Trams will be running extra late night services on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April to cater for those attending the Terminal V festival at the Royal Highland Centre with shuttle buses linking the site with Ingliston Park and … Continue reading

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Out and About: Back to West End in Edinburgh

This latest edition of “Out and About” returns to Edinburgh as we take another look at what was going on at the temporary West End terminus in February.

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In Pictures: Extension works continue in Edinburgh

We’re back off to Edinburgh today as we take another look at extension works on the Edinburgh Trams system. With trams sent to be running to Newhaven in little over a year (as long as they remain on schedule!) good … Continue reading

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Latest Edinburgh Trams “Tramtastic” award winner hailed as a lifesaver

Stuart Mearns, Assistant Engineering Manager at Edinburgh Trams, has become the latest recipient of a “Tramtastic” award after he administered first aid to a member of the public involved in a collision with a train at Edinburgh Gateway.

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In Pictures: Trams return to York Place – passengers don’t!

Monday 28th March saw the return of trams to York Place as services on Edinburgh Trams started to run between West End and St Andrew Square again. Trams had stopped running beyond West End on 10th February to allow work … Continue reading

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Out and About: A temporary terminus in Edinburgh

As we saw in February, the long-standing city centre terminus of Edinburgh Trams at York Place was closed permanently to allow for extension works to take place which meant that between 10th February and 27th March trams temporarily terminated at … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams recruitment campaign gets its own wrap on a tram!

We reported last month that Edinburgh Trams were starting a major recruitment drive in preparation for the start of services to Newhaven in 2023 and now as the campaign steps up a gear CAF built tram 258 has received an … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress at Newhaven

In this latest look at construction works on the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh we head to the “to” bit of that title – the terminus at Newhaven itself. Located almost 3 miles (2.91 to be precise) from the … Continue reading

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