Category Archives: Edinburgh Trams

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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In Pictures: 270 latest to regain adverts in Edinburgh

The ranks of the advert free tram in Edinburgh has reduced again with 270 the latest to receive adverts – its first advert since March 2020. The advert is for Multrees Walk, an upmarket pedestrian precinct which links Harvey Nichols … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Napier University advert on Edinburgh Trams 269

The latest new advert on Edinburgh Trams has been applied to 269 with the tram losing its full standard fleet livery to allow the vinyls for Napier University to be added. As with all adverts in Edinburgh its in the … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 260

Today “Lockdown Walks” is off to Edinburgh again as we head off out of the city centre.

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In Pictures: Trams to Newhaven construction update

Its been a little while since we took a trip out to the Edinburgh Trams extension along Leith Walk and onto Newhaven so we remedy that in this pictorial article. In update we take a look at what has been … Continue reading

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Update – Current services on public transport systems across the British Isles

With the latest easing of restrictions taking place in England from today (Monday 19th July) which has seen the removal of the legal requirements for wearing face masks and to maintain social distancing – although still highly recommended in most … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Overhead damage leads to Haymarket Yards becoming temporary terminus!

Friday 16th July saw a very unusual destination for Edinburgh Trams – Haymarket Yards where there isn’t a proper stop! With the overhead damaged at West End after a lorry reversed into a lamppost and the power having to be … Continue reading

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