Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 259

We have an Easter bonus edition of “Lockdown Walks” as we are again in Edinburgh City Centre as we feature one of the CAF built trams which operate the service between Edinburgh Airport and York Place.

259 is one of six trams which still carries adverts for window firm C R Smith with this particular example having been applied back in August 2017 featuring from Carrbridge to The Forth on one of the full height adverts.

In this photo we see 259 having just turned the corner from South Saint Andrew Street onto Princes Street and is passing the junction (on the right) with Waverley Bridge. The bridge is currently closed off under the Spaces for People arrangements and in the long-term the Council have aspirations for this to be a permanent closure as part of the City Centre Transformation Plan. The tram is just passing where a new stop may be constructed in the future to provide better access to Waverley Railway Station and could also be served by the proposed Northwest/Southeast tram service from Granton to the BioQuarter. (Photograph by Roy Calderwood, 26th February 2021)

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