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Construction restart following First Minister's statement on 4 January 2021.
(Permalink) Edinburgh Trams

The Edinburgh Tram Inquiry, which began in June 2014, was inevitable in the aftermath of the catastrophic failures and delay in the delivery of the new line.
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The Scottish Government is to provide a further £8 million of emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the on-going financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Trams to Newhaven work sites will shut down between Friday 18 December and Tuesday 5 January,
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The line between Huntly and Keith is closed due to a landslip and flooding has affected rail and tram lines.
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Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a medieval woman they believe may have been murdered and dumped in a pit more than 700 years ago - beneath the site of a new tram line to Edinburghs waterfront.
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It's time to welcome back the Itison voucher scheme just in time for Christmas.
(Permalink) Edinburgh Trams Ticketing

Details of changes to the layout of the cycle lane and foot path on Leith Walk during November 2020.
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Newly-laid tracks for Trams to Newhaven project. Work to construct the Trams to Newhaven route is well underway, with the first tracks being laid in Leith. Contractors have begun constructing the 2.91 mile line and are currently working on the sections next to Ocean Terminal and in Tower Street, Leith.
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A row has broken out over Edinburgh City Council's tram extension project, after an opposition council leader warned 'we're bust now if we cancel, or we might be really bust in three or four years time if we carry on'.
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Constitution Street [Tram]: Tramway construction works on Constitution Street in Leith on 16th January 2020.
John Yellowlees 16/01/2020

Watch our vlog with Luis, Lead Track Engineer.

We speak to Luis, our Infrastructure and Systems contractor SFNs Lead Rail Engineer, on how the team are currently preparing the rails in advance of track installation.

Luis explains how the rails were shipped to the Port of Leith and why SFN prepare rails in this way.
(Permalink) Edinburgh Trams Newhaven

Trams to Newhaven final business case (FBC) updated to take into account the effect of COVID-19.
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'A tram line across the Forth Road Bridge connecting into the Edinburgh bus and tram network would make commuting by public transport possible for so many more people.'

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From Newhaven to London Road, this film gives a birds-eye view of the project.
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A £4 million funding boost for Edinburgh Trams and the Glasgow Subway has been announced by Transport Scotland.

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Notification of night works on Leith Walk on Monday 12 October.
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This week (28 September - 4 October 2020) the Trams to Newhaven team celebrated Maths Week Scotland, highlighting how different roles within project use maths in everyday work.
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Constitution Street [Tram]: Looking south along Constitution Street, Leith, at excavation work for the Newhaven extension to the Edinburgh Trams route, on 23 December.
Bill Roberton 23/12/2019

Radical proposals to extend Edinburgh's trams over the Firth of Forth and into Fife have been drafted up as part of an infrastructure 'wish list' for the Fife region.
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Dunfermline Tram Depot: Stagecoach celebrated 100 years of Dunfermline Tram/Bus Depot on 19 May 2018 with an open day. This is the original tram depot, much extended by the bus shed alongside.
Bill Roberton 19/05/2018


Edinburgh Airport [Tram]: A city bound tram climbs away from Edinburgh Airport on the morning of Sunday 13 July 2014. Long lens shot taken from the platform at Ingliston Park and Ride.
John Furnevel 13/07/2014


Edinburgh Airport [Tram]: A quiet period at Edinburgh Airport tram terminus on Sunday 13 July 2014 in a picture featuring 4 ticket machines, 3 staff, 2 trams and no passengers.
John Furnevel 13/07/2014

The Scottish Government announced the funding which will last until the end of September.
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Balgreen [Tram]: Edinburgh Tram 276 heads towards Balgreen and the city centre on 4 March, passing between Carrickknowe Golf Course and the E & D/Fife main lines.
Bill Roberton 04/03/2014


Broomloan Depot [Subway]: A 3-car Subway train in SPT livery standing at the depot in Govan in April 2008.
Colin Harkins 12/04/2008

Finances at Edinburgh City Council have been hit so hard by the coronavirus crisis that it could lead to funding for the tram extension being jeopardised, Edinburgh Conservatives have warned.
The Tories financial spokesman at the City Chambers, Graham Hutchison, warned that the impact of COVID-19 on the finances of Lothian Buses was so great that a £20m dividend from the council-owned bus company, is under serious threat.
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Leith Walk: Looking north along Leith Walk on 13th March 2020. The yellow sign warns of the road being closed from 28 March for an unspecified period - for tram works! [[21368]]. The yellow shop front in the centre of the frame is Harburn Hobbies model shop.
Bill Roberton 13/03/2020


Leith Walk [Tram]: The new sign for Major Roadworks in Edinburgh in 2007. View north along Leith Walk towards Princes Street on 8 October, with activity underway on the rerouting of gas, electricity and water supplies in advance of tram works proper.
John Furnevel 08/10/2007

Firefighters are preparing in case of an Edinburgh tram disaster by practising lifting one of the 56-tonne vehicles for the first time.
In a training exercise due to be repeated within months, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) used one of the capitals trams to mimic the aftermath of a crash.
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Gogar Tram Depot: 'Errr.. excuse me chief, there's a tram coming..!' A Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade training exercise taking place alongside Gogar Tram Depot on 18 February 2015.
John Furnevel 18/02/2015

THE inquiry into Edinburgh's tram fiasco today announced it will begin public hearings in September. Inquiry chair Lord Hardie was appointed in June 2014 to look into what went wrong with the £776 million project. The inquiry team has had to examine millions of documents and has already taken statements from many key players. Today Lord Hardie announced oral hearings would get under way on September 5. The hearings are expected to take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week until all evidence is heard, which the inquiry says is likely to be several months.
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Edinburgh's £776m tram network was running at an average of 25% capacity, newly released figures show.
Passenger numbers on the network almost doubled between 2014 and 2015 to 5.3 million, but the services have the potential to carry 21 million people per year.
Each tram has a capacity of 250 and the vehicles make a total of 85,000 journeys per year.
It means, on average, three-quarters of the space on the network was unfilled.
The trams were originally designed to run for 15 miles from Edinburgh Airport to Leith by 2011, at a cost of £375m.
But a truncated nine-mile service, stopping in the city centre, opened in 2014, at a cost of £776m - with interest charges expected to push the final bill to about £1bn.
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Murrayfield Stadium [Tram]: Edinburgh Tram 260 calls at Murrayfield Stadium with an Airport service on 4 August 2015.
Bill Roberton 04/08/2015


St Andrew Square [Tram]: An Edinburgh Tram about to emerge from South St Andrew Street onto Princes Street on 25 March 2015. The angle gives a perspective on the overall length of these units.
Colin Miller 25/03/2015


Ingliston Park and Ride [Tram]: 'Oh ...ballast!!!' Three fed up looking would-be passengers just miss a Sunday morning city bound tram leaving Ingliston Park and Ride on 13 July 2014.
John Furnevel 13/07/2014

The inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco could lead to criminal prosecutions, the judge chairing the investigation has said.
Lord Hardie said his inquiry must not rule on, and has no power to determine, a person's civil or criminal liability.
But he said: 'that does not mean nobody will be prosecuted as a consequence of their involvement in the project'.
The former Lord Advocate is preparing to take evidence from councillors and the public affected by the disruption.
He said the inquiry 'is not merely an academic exercise' given City of Edinburgh Council's indications it may extend the line, and said public co-operation was vital to enable him to make recommendations about future projects.
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Gyle Centre [Tram]: Crowds eagerly waiting to board trams at Gyle Centre around 10.30am on Saturday 31 May 2014, the first day of public services.
Alasdair Taylor 31/05/2014


Princes Street [Tram]: Edinburgh Trams progress. Pouring cement on Princes Street, 18 August 2009.
Bill Roberton 18/08/2009


Princes Street [Tram]: Looking down South St David Street towards Princes Street on 20 September 2008. The cordoned off area, behind which tram works are now well underway, has one official notice displayed alongside an unofficial addition courtesy of a passing eejit. (The official notice reads 'Catch the first tram 2011'.) See image [[47515]]
John Furnevel 20/09/2008

The cost of the inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco has exceeded £3.7m, BBC Scotland has learned.
The probe is investigating what went wrong with the £776m project which went massively over-budget and was completed five years later than planned.
It was established in June 2014 by Alex Salmond, then first minister, who said it would be 'swift and thorough'.
A spokesman for the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry said it was making 'good progress'.
However they were unable to say when Lord Hardie, who is leading the inquiry, was due to report its findings.
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Councillors in Edinburgh have agreed the city's tram line should be extended by three miles to reach Newhaven.
The decision to approve the proposal in principle was described as a 'first cautious step' during a meeting in the City Chambers.
It follows a council report that recommended extending the current line to Newhaven at a cost of £144.7m.
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Murrayfield Stadium [Tram]: Edinburgh tram 254, bound for the Airport, arrives at Murrayfield on a September evening in 2014.
Andrew Wilson 14/09/2014


St Andrew Square [Tram]: Edinburgh Tram 260 at St Andrew Square on 12 December 2014.
Bill Roberton 12/12/2014


Gogar Tram Depot: 'Errr.. excuse me chief, there's a tram coming..!' A Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade training exercise taking place alongside Gogar Tram Depot on 18 February 2015.
John Furnevel 18/02/2015

The Edinburgh trams inquiry will examine six million documents as part of its investigation into what went wrong with the project. Speaking at the first preliminary hearing, Lord Hardie, who is leading the probe, said it would not determine why the project went ahead. He also said it would not decide if anybody was legally responsible or financially liable.
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Murrayfield Stadium [Tram]: Edinburgh tram 254, bound for the Airport, arrives at Murrayfield on a September evening in 2014.
Andrew Wilson 14/09/2014


St Andrew Square [Tram]: Edinburgh Tram 260 at St Andrew Square on 12 December 2014.
Bill Roberton 12/12/2014


Gogar Tram Depot: 'Errr.. excuse me chief, there's a tram coming..!' A Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade training exercise taking place alongside Gogar Tram Depot on 18 February 2015.
John Furnevel 18/02/2015

Edinburgh Trams lost almost £450,000 in 2014 - less than expected due to higher than predicted passenger numbers.
Three million people used the trams, following the launch of the service at the end of May 2014.
Bosses estimate it will take three years for the trams to make a profit.
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Murrayfield Stadium [Tram]: Edinburgh tram 254, bound for the Airport, arrives at Murrayfield on a September evening in 2014.
Andrew Wilson 14/09/2014


St Andrew Square [Tram]: Edinburgh Tram 260 at St Andrew Square on 12 December 2014.
Bill Roberton 12/12/2014


Gogar Tram Depot: 'Errr.. excuse me chief, there's a tram coming..!' A Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade training exercise taking place alongside Gogar Tram Depot on 18 February 2015.
John Furnevel 18/02/2015

The man leading the public inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco has told how key figures refused 'point blank' to co-operate.
In a BBC Scotland interview, Lord Hardie pledged his investigation would be tough and effective.
The Scottish government said last month the inquiry was to be given the power to compel witnesses to participate.
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Haymarket [Tram]: Utility services excavation works taking place alongside Haymarket station (off picture to the right) in preparation for the section of track to be laid directly ahead along West Maitland Street / Shandwick Place to link up with the tracks on Princes Street.
David Pesterfield 08/11/2011


Princes Street [Tram]: Tram rails being installed on Princes Street! View looking east on 18 June 2009.
Bill Roberton 18/06/2009


Leith Walk [Tram]: The new sign for Major Roadworks in Edinburgh in 2007. View north along Leith Walk towards Princes Street on 8 October, with activity underway on the rerouting of gas, electricity and water supplies in advance of tram works proper.
John Furnevel 08/10/2007

Councillors are set to consider whether the tram network in Edinburgh should be expanded, seven months after the trams began running.
The council is to look at extending the line from the city centre to Leith - part of the original design scrapped when the project ran into trouble.
The line currently stops at York Place in the city centre.
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York Place [Tram]: The buffer at Edinburgh Trams York Place terminus on 23 September. The road sign in the background points the way for the delayed Leith extension.
Bill Roberton 23/09/2014


Leith Walk [Tram]: The new sign for Major Roadworks in Edinburgh in 2007. View north along Leith Walk towards Princes Street on 8 October, with activity underway on the rerouting of gas, electricity and water supplies in advance of tram works proper.
John Furnevel 08/10/2007

The official inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco has been given increased powers, after some of those involved with the project refused to co-operate.
It has been given 'statutory' status by the government in the wake of concerns raised by chairman, Lord Hardie.
The government and the inquiry has not named those who would not co-operate.
Edinburgh's tram service began running in May but only after six years of disruption and a bitter dispute between the city council and its contractor.
The previous Labour-led Scottish government originally earmarked 375m to pay for the tram network, which ended up costing 776m and began running years late
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Princes Street [Tram]: Looking back from westbound Tram 266 turning into Princes Street from South St Andrew Street on Saturday 31 May 2014, the first day of public services.
Alasdair Taylor 31/05/2014


West End - Princes Street [Tram]: View south west along Shandwick Place from Princes Street West End on 12 December 2012 with temporary pedestrian 'bridges' crossing the tramworks at various points. Haymarket station stands in the background. In the centre of the picture work is progressing on the Shandwick Place tram stop. Note the crossover just beyond.
John Furnevel 12/12/2012


Princes Street [Tram]: Tram rails being installed on Princes Street! View looking east on 18 June 2009.
Bill Roberton 18/06/2009

Trams are returning to Edinburgh's streets for the first time in almost 50 years. However, in the decade since the first money was allocated to the project, the price has doubled, the network has halved and it has taken twice as long to build as was first thought.
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Princes Street [Tram]: Edinburgh Trams progress. Pouring cement on Princes Street, 18 August 2009.
Bill Roberton 18/08/2009


Princes Street [Tram]: Welcome indeed... the total takeover of Edinburgh's Princes Street by the tram works seems almost complete in this view from the west end on 7 April 2009. The Castle has, of course, seen it all before.
John Furnevel 07/04/2009

One of Edinburgh's new trams has completed the first test run along the city's most famous shopping street.
Tram 264 made the journey on Princes Street late on Wednesday night, flanked by teams of engineers.
It travelled from the tram depot at Gogar on Edinburgh's western outskirts to York Place in the city's east end.
The tram crew and engineers completed the necessary track tests ahead of schedule, returning to the depot in the early hours of the morning.

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Princes Street [Tram]: Edinburgh Trams progress. Pouring cement on Princes Street, 18 August 2009.
Bill Roberton 18/08/2009


York Place [Tram]: Looking west along York Place on 17 May 2013 from what will become the Edinburgh Trams eastern terminus. St Paul's and St George's Church is on the right.
John Furnevel 17/05/2013


Haymarket [Tram]: View east along newly laid tram tracks from Haymarket towards Princes Street on 3 August 2012.
John Yellowlees 03/08/2012

The Forth Bridge for example, completed in 1890 at a cost of £3 million (£1.3 billion in today's money), was built by four rail companies without parliamentary committees, political footballing, consultants, media campaigns or social impact assessments. Nostalgia for Victorian values in construction has its limits; 63 workers died building the Forth Bridge. Nevertheless, as is clear from the delay surrounding major UK projects, from High Speed 2 (HS2), to the third Heathrow runway, to the Edinburgh trams to the Borders Railway, advances in the delivery of infrastructure are less obvious than progress in health and safety.
When it comes to big transport projects, political priorities are impeding the UK's ability to compete internationally and to shore up the country's shaky finances.
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Fushiebridge [1st]: View south at Fushiebridge on 25 July with preparatory work in progress for the new railway.
Bill Roberton 25/07/2013


Fountainhall: View south over base camp at the former Fountainhall station on 30 August 2013.
Ewan Crawford 30/08/2013


Tweedbank: Looking south east along the trackbed of the Waverley route on 1 March 2013 towards the site of Tweedbank station, planned terminus of the Borders Railway. In the background the Eildon Hills stand just beyond the town of Melrose.
John Furnevel 01/03/2013

Edinburgh's trams will be running by May 2014, the city council has announced.
The council also said that, after six years of construction, the capital's streets would be clear of roadworks by 19 October.
Tram testing between the airport and Edinburgh Park will begin earlier in the month.
Test trams will be running along the entire route to the city centre by December.
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Haymarket [Tram]: Looking west over newly laid tram tracks towards Haymarket station on 3 August 2012.
John Yellowlees 03/08/2012


West End - Princes Street [Tram]: Looking east along Shandwick Place on 28 July 2012 with one tram track now in place and connected to the Princes Street section.
Bill Roberton 28/07/2012


West End - Princes Street [Tram]: View south west along Shandwick Place from Princes Street West End on 12 December 2012 with temporary pedestrian 'bridges' crossing the tramworks at various points. Haymarket station stands in the background. In the centre of the picture work is progressing on the Shandwick Place tram stop. Note the crossover just beyond.
John Furnevel 12/12/2012

BLUNDERING workmen have derailed the trams project by cracking vital concrete sleepers setting back the clearance of vital roadworks and dealing a blow to any notion of the trains running by Christmas.
An original estimate of four weeks to fix a concrete problem between Haymarket and Shandwick Place is now likely to take in excess of four months, leaked e-mails have revealed.
It is understood the delays have occurred after concrete sleepers used to stabilise the tracks were cracked during drilling to remove the rest of the incorrectly laid concrete.
The bungle raises questions about the ability to hit the December deadline the council is believed to have been privately working towards.
The Evening News first reported in late May that more than 150 metres of concrete would need to be relaid through the West End after several areas failed quality assurance tests. The stretch of route affected is believed to be closer to 500m.
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West End - Princes Street [Tram]: Looking towards the West End over Shandwick Place tram stop on 9 August 2013. Some additional remedial work has recently been identified on this stretch.
John Furnevel 09/08/2013

Edinburghs trams could be running by Christmas, business leaders have been told.
The Scotsman has learned that several major retailers briefed on the project have been assured that the route may be ready by mid-December, once test runs are completed and mandatory safety certificates issued.
Senior transport officials held a series of private meetings with traders last week to provide them with an update on the projects progress. The director of one major store said he had even been privately told of a date 
15 December but council leaders last night denied this.

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Princes Street [Tram]: View east along Princes Street past The Mound tram stop on 18 June 2013.
Bill Roberton 18/06/2013


Ingliston Park and Ride [Tram]: Trams to and from Edinburgh Airport passing at Ingliston on 8 March 2013 during demo operations.
John Furnevel 08/03/2013


St Andrew Square [Tram stop]: View up the significant gradient on the section of tramway along North St Andrew Street between York Place and the St Andrew Square tram stop showing the tracks coming closer together as they reach the turn into York Place behind the camera.
David Pesterfield 04/06/2013

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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Edinburgh Airport [Tram]: 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.
John Furnevel 08/03/2013


Ingliston Park and Ride [Tram]: 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.
John Furnevel 08/03/2013

A PLANNED 35-mile rail network from Scotland's capital into the heart of the Borders is on track to be a repeat of the Edinburgh trams debacle, it has been claimed. The warning came after the Borders Railway Project, that would link Edinburgh to Tweedbank for the first time since 1969, suffered extended delays and escalating costs.
Tory MSP John Lamont's comments came after figures released under the Freedom of Information Act that show completion has been delayed by a year to 2015, and that it will cost almost double the original budget of 115 million.
Almost 54m has already been spent on the scheme without a single piece of track being laid.
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Galashiels [1st]: View south from the Station Brae bridge in Galashiels on 2nd April 2010. Fifty years ago this would have been a broad panorama of Galashiels station and goods yard, but the re-opened Borders Railway will have to make do with creeping along the eastern side of the Asda building.
David Spaven 02/04/2010


Newbattle Viaduct: The 23-arch Newbattle Viaduct, looking north in March 2011. Destinations on the sign once applied to both road and rail routes. The structure must hold a record for the number of names by which it has become known over the 164 years since it was built. Apart from Newbattle, the names Newtongrange, Lothianbridge, South Esk and Dalhousie Viaduct are amongst those commonly attributed. See image [[33034]].
John Furnevel 05/03/2011


Newcraighall South Junction: 170 471 in the Millerhill turnback siding on 10 April 2012 waiting to form the 17.14 to Dunblane. In the background, test bores are being sunk on the route of the Borders Railway.
Bill Roberton 10/04/2012

Edinburgh City Council has signed a new deal with its main trams contractor, ending speculation over the future of the project. The council confirmed a deal was agreed and signed following negotiations with Bilfinger Berger which lasted until the early hours of Thursday morning. It follows the Scottish government's announcement that Transport Scotland is to step in to help manage the scheme

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Princes Street [Tram]: An eastbound Lothian no 12 bus passes the Edinburgh tram currently on static display on Princes Street on 14 May 2010.
John Yellowlees 14/05/2010


Edinburgh Park: An Edinburgh - Glasgow shuttle runs west through Edinburgh Park on 31 May 2011. The train is about to pass below the flyover built to carry trams over the E&G on the route to the airport.
John Furnevel 31/05/2011


Gogar Tram Depot: The east end of the Edinburgh Tram depot at Gogar on 1 August, with tracklaying in progress.
Bill Roberton 01/08/2011

Edinburgh's problem-plagued tram network will run to the centre of the city after councillors reversed their controversial decision to stop the line at Haymarket.
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Princes Street [Tram]: Edinburgh tram on display at The Mound tram stop on Princes Street on 29 April 2010.
Colin Miller 29/04/2010


Princes Street [Tram]: End of the line. Scene at the West End of Princes Street on 8 December 2009, with tram works now on hold for the festive period. For the same view two and a half years later see image [[39218]].
Bill Roberton 08/12/2009


Princes Street [Tram]: A tram standing in Princes Street Gardens alongside the Scott Monument on 7 September 2005, having been borrowed from Nottingham and hoisted into the gardens by crane the previous day as part of an exhibition - a precursor to work getting underway on Edinburgh's new tram system.
John Furnevel 07/09/2005

Transport Scotland has sent a letter to the council's chief executive saying it will not now pay the final instalment of a 500m government grant. The city's lord provost is to convene a special council meeting on Friday.

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The chief executive of Edinburgh's Chambers of Commerce has described the decision to cut short the tram route as 'bonkers.' The line will now only go between Edinburgh Airport and Haymarket.

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Haymarket [Tram]: Edinburgh Trams poster alongside Haymarket station on 10 July 2011. Work has recently recommenced on the project, with track now laid just off to the right on the site of the new Haymarket interchange. The poster will require a slight amendment, with the current intention being to take trams only as far as St Andrew Square, rather than the original planned terminus at Newhaven, as shown here. [Update 25 August 2011 .... for St Andrew Square now read Haymarket!] [Further update 1 September .... it's St Andrew Square after all!] [Watch this space] [Latest - terminus will now be in York Place]
John Furnevel 10/07/2011


Princes Street [Tram]: Edinburgh tram on display at The Mound tram stop on Princes Street on 29 April 2010.
Colin Miller 29/04/2010


Princes Street [Tram]: Princes Street on 5 December 2009... tram lines laid and the buses are back!
Bill Roberton 05/12/2009

The management of Edinburghs trams project has been passed to a new company. International consultants Turner and Townsend have been brought in by the city council to help it complete the tram line into the city centre.
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Princes Street [Tram]: 'This tram doesn't seem to be going anywhere Gladys'.... 'You can say that again Euphemia.' The static demo version of an Edinburgh tram on Princes Street on 29 April 2010.
Colin Miller 29/04/2010


Princes Street [Tram]: 'There goes the competition!' The current favoured method of reaching Edinburgh airport by public transport from the city centre passes a would-be future method on Princes Street on 29 April 2010.
John Furnevel 29/04/2010

City councillors are to vote later to decide on the future of the controversial Edinburgh tram project.

[The BBC later updates the article to 'Edinburgh trams: Councillors vote to continue project'.]
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Edinburgh Park: The 11.07 Edinburgh Waverley - Milngavie train about to pass under the tram flyover at Edinburgh Park on 31 May shortly after leaving the station.
John Furnevel 31/05/2011


Princes Street [Tram]: View east along Princes Street on 13 October with concrete 'sleepers' being set out.
Bill Roberton 13/10/2009


Princes Street [Tram]: The mock-up static tram exhibit open to the general public alongside Jenner's department store at the east end of Princes Street on 3 March 2009.
F Furnevel 03/03/2009

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