Edinburgh Trams

Introduction

This modern tram line operates between Edinburgh Airport and the City. An extension to Newhaven has been given approval.

Official site: Edinburgh Trams

The route of the extension can be found here (broken into sections):

Trams to Newhaven - Key documents



Dates

  /04/2006Edinburgh Trams
Route 2: St Andrews Square - Princes Street - Haymarket - South Gyle - Edinburgh Airport - Newbridge receives royal assent.
  /05/2006Edinburgh Trams
Route 1: St Andrews Square - Leith Walk - Leith - Granton - Haymarket - St Andrews Square receives royal assent.
  /09/2006Edinburgh Trams
Enabling works begin.
  /03/2007Edinburgh Trams
Utility works begin.
  /12/2011Edinburgh Trams
York Place [Tram] added to the planned network.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

It is not just trains that are sporting face coverings. This Edinburgh tram is also suitably adorned, even if the mask is a little on the small side. ...
John Yellowlees 04/08/2020
Until the trams get through to Leith, the buck stops here. The crew changes ends after a wet and slow journey from Princes Street, which took about 20 ...
Ken Strachan 04/08/2017
Locals (and I am very local) will see something odd about the position of this tram which was blocking a busy pedestrian crossing at York Place on 8th ...
David Panton 08/12/2019
Tram 261, carrying an advert for free Hogmanay services, heads along York Place bound for the airport on 19 December. ...
Bill Roberton 19/12/2016
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Tram 274 in ^Parabola^ branding, approaching the St Andrew Square stop. ...
Bill Roberton 26/03/2019
An Edinburgh tram about to make a ^ninety right^ from South St Andrew Street onto Princes Street on its way to the airport on 13 July 2017. In the ...
John Furnevel 13/07/2017
Edinburgh trams 268 and 262 pass at St Andrew Square tram stop on 20 January 2015. ...
Bill Roberton 20/01/2015
A tram turns off Princes Street into South St Andrew Street on 6 March heading for St Andrew Square. ...
John Yellowlees 06/03/2014
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^Stand aside I say...^ Buses, cars, cyclists and pedestrians are brought to a halt at the east end of Princes Street on 11 April 2014 as an ...
John Furnevel 11/04/2014
Tram 261, in Edinburgh Festival promotional branding, at the Princes Street stop on 8th August 2017.
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Bill Roberton 08/08/2017
^Tram Delay^ on an Edinburgh Tram. ...
Bruce McCartney 27/06/2017
Edinburgh^s 2019 Christmas market does its best to brighten up a dull Thursday morning on Princes Street as a tram passes by on its way to the ...
John Furnevel 21/11/2019
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Flowers placed close to the location where cyclist Zhi Min Soh died in a vehicle accident after her wheel became stuck in tram tracks in Edinburgh. ...
John Yellowlees 03/06/2017
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I^d never seen this loop used and have wondered what it was for. Well, on this occasion at least it seemed to be used for stabling. There were driving ...
David Panton 19/06/2020
Hogmanay Trams - FREE late night trams to get you home. ...
John Yellowlees 30/12/2016
An airport-bound tram pulls into the Haymarket stop on 15 April 2018. This view from the (non-public) upper floor of the Haymarket station building ...
David Panton 15/04/2018
Every tram carries a defibrillator. ...
John Yellowlees 30/04/2018
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A city bound tram crossing Russell Road between Murrayfield and Haymarket on 28 September. The ^Y^ shape of the bridge is due to the provision for a ...
John Furnevel 28/09/2014
The west junction for a tram triangle at Roseburn, leading to the Granton spur, has been provided for since the outset, as seen in this photo taken on ...
John Yellowlees 21/05/2020
The ^chunky^ new bridge built to carry Edinburgh^s trams across Russell Road, photographed looking south on Sunday morning 23 September 2012. Empty ...
John Furnevel 23/09/2012
Looking north along Russell Road, Edinburgh on 16 April 2012. Concrete abutments have been cast for the bridge which will carry the tram route over ...
Bill Roberton 16/04/2012
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An Edinburgh tram leaves Murrayfield bound for York Place on 18 February 2015. ...
John Furnevel 18/02/2015
Seen at Murrayfield. ...
John Yellowlees 26/03/2017
As part of the Edinburgh Festivals there will be all night trams every Saturday during August 2018.
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John Yellowlees 05/08/2018
Seen at Murrayfield on 2nd May 2017 - ^Edinburgh Gateway has landed. The new quicker route from Dundee, Perth and Fife.^ ...
John Yellowlees 02/05/2017
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An airport-bound tram at Balgreen on 27/04/2016. The tramstop is on the site of Balgreen Halt at the very start of the Corstorphine Branch.

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David Panton 27/04/2016
A jogger about to overtake an eastbound Edinburgh tram at Balgreen on 8 July 2014. ...
John Yellowlees 08/07/2014
A grey morning in Edinburgh on 19 July sees a westbound tram approaching Balgreen from Murrayfield coming off the bridge over Balgreen Road - a bridge ...
John Furnevel 19/07/2014
The new tramway bridge over Balgreen Road in July 2014, with Balgreen tram stop just off picture to the right. Note the much lower E&G Railway bridge ...
John Furnevel 19/07/2014
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A city bound Edinburgh Tram on the flyover crossing the E&G main line at Saughton on 25 July 2014. ...
John Furnevel 25/07/2014
An eastbound tram passes a westbound bike on the flyover at Saughton on 25 July 2014. ...
John Furnevel 25/07/2014
Sunshine on Saughton. A city bound tram approaching the halfway point on its journey from Edinburgh Airport to York Place on a bright and sunny July ...
John Furnevel 25/07/2014
Looking south towards the Saughton bridge carrying the Edinburgh tram route over the E & G and Fife lines on 19 November.  A foot and cycle path has ...
Bill Roberton 19/11/2013
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An Airport-bound tram captured between Bankhead and Edinburgh Park Station on 17 March 2020. The EGML is behind it. A book on Edinburgh Street names ...
David Panton 17/03/2020
Edinburgh tram 266 stops for lunch at Bankhead on 20 May 2014, while work continues in preparation for the commencement of public services in 11 days ...
Bill Roberton 20/05/2014
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This was about the third nice day of the year, and now it^s May! Trams pass at Edinburgh Park on the 30th of April. ...
John Yellowlees 30/04/2018
An airport - bound tram climbs from Edinburgh Park in the strong early morning sun on 27-2-17. ...
Colin Miller 27/02/2017
A city-bound tram pulls into the stop on a very warm 07/06/2016 with the network station in the background, with its revolving footbridge (if only). ...
David Panton 07/06/2016
A city bound tram drops down from the E&G flyover towards the tram stop alongside Edinburgh Park station on 18 February 2015. ...
John Furnevel 18/02/2015
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A city-bound tram approaches Edinburgh Park Central on 21 October 2019. I wish I^d been a fly on the wall when the spectacularly unoriginal name of ...
David Panton 21/10/2019
A city-bound tram calls at Edinburgh Park Central, in the city^s
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David Panton 02/02/2018
A cold and misty January morning on Edinburgh^s west side, where a hard overnight frost has left the grassy shoulders of the tramway with a strangely ...
John Furnevel 26/01/2017
A tram bound for Edinburgh airport pulls into Edinburgh Park Central on 25 August 2015. ...
David Panton 25/08/2015
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City (left) and Airport trams pass at the Gyle on 10th June 2020. Services are down to every 15 minutes during the pandemic and for some reason ...
David Panton 10/06/2020
A city bound Edinburgh tram on the climb up to Gyle Centre shortly after passing under the A8 in February 2015. ...
John Furnevel 18/02/2015
An Edinburgh Tram on its way to the airport photographed running between Edinburgh Park Central and Gyle Centre on 11 June 2014. ...
John Furnevel 11/06/2014
A city bound tram crosses the dual carriageway shortly after leaving Gyle Centre on 26 January 2017. ...
John Furnevel 26/01/2017
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Tram 264 inside Gogar depot during the Open Doors Day on 29th September 2018. Note that in addition to the ground floor working areas there is a pit ...
Duncan Ross 29/09/2018
One of the Edinburgh tram fleet, seen elevated on jacks during the ^Doors Open Day^ on 29th September 2018. These allow bogie removal and other ...
Duncan Ross 29/09/2018
An Edinburgh tram enters Gogar depot on 13 July from the east. ...
John Furnevel 13/07/2014
Since Edinburgh Gateway tram stop opened (with the station) in December 2016 with its walking route to the depot all staff changes have taken place ...
David Panton 27/12/2019
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Edinburgh Gateway Tram poster. ...
John Yellowlees 11/12/2016
A York Place tram pulls into Edinburgh Gateway, greeted by the usual hordes, on 12th August 2017.
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David Panton 12/08/2017
Tram 251 with promotional branding takes the sharp curve under the A8 as it leaves Edinburgh Gateway. ...
Bill Roberton 21/05/2017
Tram 252 at Edinburgh Gateway tram stop, about to head for the airport. ...
Bill Roberton 21/05/2017
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Tram pausing at Gogarburn. ...
John Yellowlees 02/05/2017
A city-bound tram calls at Gogarburn on 10 July 2018, while one for the airport retreats. Gogarburn is the RBS headquarters and nothing else, so bank ...
David Panton 10/07/2018
Corporate branding (Royal Bank of Scotland) at Gogarburn tram stop. ...
John Yellowlees 02/05/2017
An Airport tram halts at Gogarburn amid bowling green smoothness. The stop is mainly used by staff at the Gogarburn headquarters of RBS. It used to be ...
David Panton 11/09/2019
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A York Place tram calls at Ingliston on 10th July 2018. The park and ride is to the left, while the airport is three quarters of a mile to the right. ...
David Panton 10/07/2018
A city bound tram approaching Ingliston Park and Ride on 13 July 2014, shortly after commencing its journey from Edinburgh Airport. ...
John Furnevel 13/07/2014
Passengers step out into the autumn afternoon sunshine at Ingliston on 26 October. Most will be making their way to their cars and heading west after ...
David Panton 26/10/2017
Press photographers vying for position during heavy rain at Ingliston Park and Ride tramstop on 8 March 2013. The event was being held to mark ...
John Furnevel 8/03/2013
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If a tram doesn^t cross the scissors to arrive at the airport then it has to do so to depart. A city-bound tram does the latter on 11 September 2019. ...
David Panton 11/09/2019
A pair of Edinburgh trams await their turn at the western terminus. The pattern is that as soon as one leaves it is replaced by an incoming tram so ...
David Panton 01/07/2018
A city bound tram leaving Edinburgh Airport on 11 June 2014 during the second week of revenue earning operations. The towers of the Forth Road Bridge ...
John Furnevel 11/06/2014
Amidst the paraffin smells and sudden roars of the airport, trams come and go for York Place (where else). ...
David Panton 14/04/2016
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