Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 270

It’s that time again for a “Lockdown Walk” and we are again in Edinburgh City Centre.

The latest location for a walk is the city centre terminus of York Place. Built with a single platform for all arrivals and departures this stop is due to be demolished to make way for the extension to Newhaven with a new stop built just around the corner in Picardy Place to cater for those passengers who have got used to starting their journeys here. But that’s all for the future as the number of people using the tramstop on this occasion are few and far between.

This is 270 – looking nice and clean and devoid of adverts – waiting for the off to the Airport. The signal remains against the tram but will soon change allowing it to use the crossover to gain the outbound track – it would depart with no passengers on board. (Photograph by Roy Calderwood, 20th May 2020)

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2 Responses to Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 270

  1. Bigalasdair says:

    The comment above reads “as the number of people using the tramstop on this occasion are few and far between”. I’m not surprised……you take “your life in your hands” crossing Queen Street in order to reach the stop as it’s one of the busiest Edinburgh city centre roads. Road traffic on nearby Princes Srtreet is restricted to buses and taxis only. Queen Street is a “free for all” with any vehicle permitted.

    Big Alasdair

  2. Bigalasdair says:

    Postscript: In the current pandemic, Scots are generally shunning using public transport. No doubt, Holyrood will come to the rescue with yet another financial “bail out” to overcome any financial losses!

    Big Alasdair

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