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



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

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
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
An Edinburgh tram stands at the current city terminus in York Place on 24 March 2017 ready to form the next service to Edinburgh Airport. View from ...
John Furnevel 24/03/2017
The current Edinburgh Tram terminus at York Place, looking west towards Queen Street on 22 August 2015. The layout of this terminus certainly looks ...
John Yellowlees 22/08/2015

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
Edinburgh tram 274 photographed from St Andrew Square Gardens on 11 February alongside the adjacent tram stop on its way to York Place terminus. ...
David Pesterfield 11/02/2015

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 tram 268, about to call at the Princes Street stop, on 9 February 2019.
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Bill Roberton 09/02/2019
I know trams don't have a block system, but this is the smallest headway
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David Panton 04/07/2017

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

Every tram carries a defibrillator. ...
John Yellowlees 30/04/2018
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
Hogmanay Trams - FREE late night trams to get you home. ...
John Yellowlees 30/12/2016
There have been a number of accidents involving cyclists who get their wheels trapped in tram tracks. Here is advice to drivers at Haymarket. ...
John Yellowlees 03/04/2018

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
Edinburgh Trams pass under a heavy sky at Murrayfield Stadium on 12 July. ...
John Yellowlees 12/07/2015

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

A city bound tram on the flyover at Saughton on 25 July. ...
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
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
Looking east along the tram route towards Balgreen on 19 November 2013. Carrick Knowe golf course is on the left, the main line with a passing 334 on ...
Bill Roberton 19/11/2013

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

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

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
Tram 277 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a westbound service. In the background is the bridge over the E&G at Edinburgh Park. ...
Bill Roberton 06/04/2016

A city bound tram crosses the dual carriageway shortly after leaving Gyle Centre on 26 January 2017. ...
John Furnevel 26/01/2017
An airport bound Edinburgh tram drops down from a leafy Gyle Centre to pass below the A8 on 14 November 2016, just as it begins to rain. On the other ...
John Furnevel 14/11/2016
Shortly after leaving the stop at Gyle Centre an Edinburgh tram drops down to pass below the A8 to reach the site of Edinburgh Gateway on the north ...
John Furnevel 14/11/2016
Tram 268 emerges from under the A8 Glasgow Road on the the approach to Gyle Centre on 1 July. ...
Bill Roberton 01/07/2014

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
The wheel lathe at Gogar tram depot, seen on an interesting tour during the 'Open Doors Day' on 29th September 2018. Note the two spare cabs awaiting ...
Duncan Ross 29/09/2018

Edinburgh Gateway Tram poster. ...
John Yellowlees 11/12/2016
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
An Edinburgh bound tram arrives at Edinburgh Gateway. ...
John Yellowlees 12/12/2016

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
A city bound Edinburgh tram slows for the Gogarburn stop on 18 February. In the middle distance just beyond the tree line is the tram depot, while ...
John Furnevel 18/02/2015

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
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
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
Spotted at the Royal Highland Show ... ...
David Prescott 22/06/2018

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
Amidst the paraffin smells and sudden roars of the airport, trams come and go for York Place (where else). ...
David Panton 14/04/2016
A city bound Edinburgh tram about to pass over an internal airport level crossing shortly after leaving the terminus on 13 July. A second recently ...
John Furnevel 13/07/2014
Jumped the buffers? No, just the mock-up tram in its current home, giving you a preview of what's to come 20 yards away. ...
David Panton 05/06/2016