An eastbound HST in the colours of National Express East Coast approaching Edinburgh Park in the spring of 2009. The 0755 Inverness - Kings Cross 'Highland Chieftain' is passing between the piers which will eventually support the new tram flyover. The ECML franchise ended earlier than planned in November that year due to contractual and financial difficulties, following which services were taken over by the DoT operating as East Coast Trains. As for the tram project, it too experienced contractual and financial difficulties, as a result of which it would be more than 5 years before Edinburgh saw its first trams carrying fare-paying passengers.
Location: Edinburgh Park
Company: Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Photographer: John Furnevel
Make contact: John Furnevel
Image number: 70304