Edinburgh Trams: Politicians mark tram section handover [BBC News]

Date: 08/03/2013

The first completed section of the tram route has been handed over from the contractor to Edinburgh City Council. The occasion was marked by Transport Minister Keith Brown and Edinburgh's Transport Convener, Lesley Hinds, taking a trip on the line. They travelled the 2.8km stretch by tram from Ingliston Park to Edinburgh Airport and back again. Trams are due to be running in Edinburgh by the summer of 2014.

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The first completed section of the tram route is handed over from the contractor to Edinburgh City Council.

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An Edinburgh Tram passing the Hilton Hotel shortly after leaving Edinburgh Airport on a wet and dismal morning on 8 March during driver training. The 2.8km section of the route between Gogar Depot and Edinburgh Airport has now been officially handed over to Edinburgh Council by the contractors.
Location: Edinburgh Airport [Tram]
Company: Edinburgh Trams
08/03/2013 John Furnevel
Trams in the rain at Ingliston Park and Ride on the morning of 8 March 2013. On the right a tram is arriving from Edinburgh Airport on a demo run, while the other unit is playing host to journalists, photographers and guests marking the handover of the first completed section of the route from the contractor to the City of Edinburgh Council.
Location: Ingliston Park and Ride [Tram]
Company: Edinburgh Trams
08/03/2013 John Furnevel

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