11th December marks five years since the only additional stop to be added to the Edinburgh Trams network (so far!) first opened to passengers. Edinburgh Gateway was designed to provide a smooth transition between the tram network and rail network with trains on the Fife Circle line and services out to Perth, Dundee and Inverness all calling at the railway station and allowing passengers to change to head to the Airport on the tram.
Passenger numbers at the tramstop – and railway station – have not met expectations with the construction having been described as a “white elephant”. Tram passengers numbers at the stop are not recorded but for the railway station in 2018/9 just over 320,000 railway passengers were recorded as using the station – only a third of the originally expected numbers.
Despite that it remains in situ and also provides good pedestrian access towards the Gyle Centre with Gogar Tram Depot also being located close to the stop.