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Edinburgh Trams offering new ticket deals

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New City Fare Zone Multi Day Tickets are on offer now.With the popularity of staycations soaring, and just before of Edinburgh’s Festivals, Edinburgh Ticket has launched new city fare zone multi day tickets.The new...

Edinburgh Trams returning to normal timetable

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From 7 June 2021 Edinburgh Tram services will operate from every seven minutes throughout the day, as they used to before the pandemic.As the majority of Scotland enters Level 1 next week, demand for...

700 year-old Edinburgh residents ‘brought back to life’

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21st Century residents of Leith can now have a first glimpse of what their 14/15th Century predecessors might have looked like.Forensic artists have used hi-tech software to reconstruct the faces of remains uncovered during...

New ticket for bus and tram

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The bus company First West Lothian has collaborated with Edinburgh Trams to offer a combined ticket.The £4.50 ticket will take passengers all the way from West Lothian to the tram at Ingliston Park...

Ice on the lines

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Earlier on today Edinburgh Trams had to suspend service due to the cold weather and the effect it has on the overhead lines.In the interests of safety the tram operator stopped all services...

More funding for Edinburgh Trams

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The Scottish Government is to provide a further £8 million of emergency funding for Edinburgh Trams and Glasgow Subway in response to the on-going financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.This latest emergency funding brings...

Christmas activity packs from Edinburgh Trams

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If you are looking for something to keep the children amused this December, then Edinburgh Trams has it covered.The tramway’s new Christmas activity pack has everything you need to keep little hands and minds...

Edinburgh may merge buses and trams in one company

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Although there was a full council meeting earlier in the week one of the most dramatic changes in the city was not discussed there. It will instead be discussed at the Policy & Sustainability...

Edinburgh Trams are 6 today

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Edinburgh Trams began operating with passengers on 31 May 2014, bringing trams back to the capital for the first time since 1956.Since then they have carried millions of passengers between York Place and...

Getting about in Edinburgh – festive timetables here

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What are your transport options today? Well you can walk, take a bus or use a Just Eat bike!Edinburgh Trams are having a rare day off and are sleeping in the depot (they...

Trams to stop ‘minimum spend’ on card payments

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Tram bosses will stop the minimum spend limit on buying tickets with a card after “listening to customer feedback”.Currently, passengers wishing to buy tickets for Edinburgh Trams without cash have to spend at...

Accident investigation into tram death at Saughton makes its recommendations

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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has investigated the fatal accident which happened last year at Saughton. They released their report today and recommend that Edinburgh Trams make their bells louder.This is...

Festival Trams will keep you out all night

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Edinburgh Trams offer you the freedom to stay out till the sun comes up by running an all night service throughout  August.  Trams run on Fridays and Saturdays all night long from 3 to 25...

Happy fifth birthday Edinburgh Trams

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We recall the day the trams began in Edinburgh. It was an early start, but thankfully a sunny day! Somebody claimed his dog was the first to travel on a tram, enthusiasts lined the...
Illustration of what tram would look like arriving at Ocean Terminal

‘Trams to Newhaven’ Project has Initial Contracts Approved

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Subject to the 'Trams to Newhaven' project being given the green light by the City of Edinburgh Council next week, two contractors have had contracts approved.The Finance and Resources Committee today considered reports detailing...

Safety advice issued to tram operator

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Edinburgh Trams has been issued with safety advice following a fatal accident last year.The company has been advised by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch to increase the sound of the warning horns on the...

Edinburgh Trams – Passenger numbers rise on last year

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Edinburgh Trams have reported a 10 per cent increase in passenger numbers since last year with over 7.3 million customer journeys in 2018.Edinburgh Trams has increased capacity throughout the year by introducing additional trams...
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Possible industrial action on Edinburgh Trams

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Workers at Edinburgh Trams have voted to take industrial action following a ballot by Unite the union of its members. The result gives members a mandate to take action in response to concerns raised over...

Book now for the Santa Express to transport you to the Gyle

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NEW GYLE SANTA EXPRESS BRINGS A LITTLE BIT OF FESTIVE MAGIC Edinburgh Trams and Gyle Shopping Centre have invited a very special passenger to the city’s tram network this year. For one day only, on Monday...

Edinburgh Trams sign the Armed Forces Covenant

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The award-winning Edinburgh Trams has shown its support for the UK’s military community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.The company recognised the value that serving Regulars, Reservists, veterans and their families all contribute to...

Edinburgh Trams offer free service at Hogmanay

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Edinburgh Trams are due to play their part in the next festival season over Christmas and New Year. Special FREE trams  will run after midnight until 5am on New Year’s Day to take people home...
Tram extension may go towards Newhaven

Trams Consultation leads to Updated Plans

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Refined plans ready to go on public displayEarlier in the summer, the Council's Trams to Newhaven project team embarked on a major public consultation inviting residents and businesses to help shape designs and plans. After...
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Fatal tram collision – man dies at Saughton

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 A male pedestrian has died following a collision with a tram at the Saughton tram stop earlier this afternoon.Emergency services were called to the scene around 12.15pm.The man suffered serious injuries during the incident...

Edinburgh Trams – ‘busiest festival ever’

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Edinburgh Trams tells us they have had their busiest ever Festival with over 600,000 customer journeys. This is up more than seven per cent on last year generating over £1.3 million in revenue.Services ran...

Keeping the tram customer satisfied

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Edinburgh Trams said today that the company topped a business benchmarking survey for customer satisfaction.The Institute of Customer Service surveyed more than 500 customers and awarded the organisation a score of 87.9 – more...

Council in coalition – hoping to take a tram to Newhaven

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When they were elected last year the two parties who now run the council, SNP and Labour, came together to form a coalition.It took a little time before the agreement could be signed, but both...

Edinburgh Trams figures – increased passenger numbers and profit

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Edinburgh Trams have reported their financial results with a pre-tax profit of £1.6m. The figures show that the company's income grew by 24% last year and the total number of passenger journeys was up...

Police asking for witnesses to bus and tram collision on Wednesday

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Were you near the airport last night when a bus apparently collided with a tram? Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following the serious road collision.The incident happened around 5.20pm on Wednesday 13th...

Edinburgh Trams update – shortened route to the Gyle to allow recovery of tram

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Following a collision yesterday evening near Edinburgh Airport when a tram was derailed, services to and from the airport are only running as far as the Gyle. It appears that a courtesy bus from...

Council ready to ask for your views on completing the tram to Newhaven

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In September 2017 the council took a decision to move on to Stage 2 of the proposal to extend the tramline from York Place to Newhaven in a £165 million project. While there is...

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