Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

In Pictures: Double destination displays for Edinburgh Trams

If you’re travelling by tram in Edinburgh there is no excuse for not knowing where the tram is going now as they have recently introduced the use of not only the electronic destination displays but also a destination board in … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Works start at city end of Leith Walk

The next significant stage of tram construction works in Edinburgh have now got underway with a new worksite created at the city end of Leith Walk which will, in time, see the existing line to York Place connected with the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress continues on Trams to Newhaven project

As we return to Edinburgh to view recent progress on the Trams to Newhaven project we head to the area around Ocean Terminal. In this update we see more track going down in this section including on the recently constructed … Continue reading

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Maintenance works in Edinburgh City Centre

The last week of September has seen essential maintenance works taking place in Edinburgh City Centre with reports in the Edinburgh Evening News revealing that this is to replace track sealant as well as repairs to degraded concrete surrounding the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More construction images from Edinburgh

Within the next two years it should be possible to take a tram once again along Leith Walk and to Newhaven with the Trams to Newhaven project due to be completed in the early part of 2023 (subject to any … Continue reading

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In Pictures: New advert for Edinburgh Trams 262

Edinburgh Trams 262 has become the latest tram in Edinburgh to return to carrying adverts with it noted in service at the end of September advertising Clearwater Analytics – who are apparently the world’s most trusted and accurate investment, accounting … Continue reading

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Criticism over Trams to Newhaven pavement designs

Campaigners from Living Streets Edinburgh have criticised the Trams to Newhaven project over what they describe as “hopeless” pavement designs with their width said not to meet the required standard. They claim that there are 11 different sections of pavement … Continue reading

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Out and About: Edinburgh Trams from above at the Airport

In this latest edition of “Out and About” we feature Edinburgh Trams as we take an aerial view at the Airport.

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Trams to Newhaven moves on to city end of line

Since work began on the Trams to Newhaven project there has been one significant section which has been conspicuous by its absence – the part of the line closest to the current line at York Place. But this is set … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Trams to Newhaven project works at Picardy Place

When the Trams to Newhaven extension of Edinburgh Trams opens in the next couple of years the current terminus at York Place will be swept away and replaced by a new stop at Picardy Place – which will become the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 267 advertises the new Johnnie Walker attraction

There has been another new advert applied to a tram in Edinburgh with 267 receiving vinyls for the new Johnnie Walker whisky visitor attraction on Princes Street which is due to open to the public from Monday 6th September. This … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Crossover installed on Leith Walk

Work on the Trams to Newhaven project in Edinburgh continues with most weeks seeing at least one major piece of infrastructure appearing. In this latest pictorial look at what’s going on we head to Leith Walk once more where a … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Old cable tram wheel discovered in Trams to Newhaven project

Throughout the Trams to Newhaven project there have been plenty of historic discoveries under the surface as preparations are made for tracklaying. We have seen bodies exhumed which are helping to give the medieval history of Leith more context but … Continue reading

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Old Shrubhill Tram Depot to be converted to housing

Our “Still Standing” series has seen many uses for old tram depots and not Shrubhill Tram Depot in Edinburgh is set for a new life as affordable housing after plans were announced by Places for People.

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More integrated transport on the way for Edinburgh

There could be a revolution in integration for public transport around Edinburgh if recommendations for the reform of Edinburgh’s Transport Arm’s Length External Organisations (ALEOs) are accepted by the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee. It is said the changes would … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More track goes down in Edinburgh

In this latest construction update we again head north of the border to Edinburgh as we take a look at recent progress on the Trams to Newhaven project. We’ve recently heard that a concrete shortage is threatening to delay the … Continue reading

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Trams to Newhaven project warns of concrete shortages

In their fortnightly project update the Trams to Newhaven team have warned that there may have to be a change to the current plan for construction as a result of a nationwide concrete shortage. Despite this issue they have confirmed … Continue reading

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In Pictures: McDonald Road tramstop under construction

While most of the photos we have shown of the Trams to Newhaven project have concerned the installation of track and the preparations for that to happen there has also been some work on the construction of the stops – … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Trams start recruitment for Ticket Inspectors

Edinburgh Trams are looking to recruit some new Ticketing Services Assistants (Ticket Inspectors to you and I!) to join their Customer Experience Team. This role is full-time and is shift based with all duties starting and finishing at Gogar Tram … Continue reading

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New Edinburgh Trams City Fare Zone Multi Day tickets launched

A new ticket is now available exclusively online at www.edinburghticket.com for travel on Edinburgh Trams which will allow unlimited tram journeys over three, four or five consecutive days anywhere within the city zone – that’s anywhere between York Place and … Continue reading

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