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Take a tram to the concerts at Edinburgh Castle

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Music fans heading for shows staged at Edinburgh Castle over the next couple of weeks can take advantage of the city’s tram operator return tickets.Texas and Elbow are amongst the headline acts that will...

Bring on the squeezy trams

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As Edinburgh prepares for the return of the world’s biggest arts festival next month, the city’s tram operator is joining forces with organisers to ensure a stress-free experience for any autistic festival-goers.Edinburgh Trams will...

Edinburgh Trams choose charity of the year in memory of tram driver Evelyn

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Edinburgh Trams have chosen to support a charity helping breast cancer patients and their families in memory of Evelyn Kieran a senior tram driver.Evelyn died last year in June and the staff has...

Edinburgh Trams on track for Scottish Transport Award

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Edinburgh Trams is on track for the Operator of the Year title after being shortlisted for a series of honours at the prestigious Scottish Transport Awards.In total, Edinburgh Trams is among the frontrunners in...

Recruiting now – Glide to the Future with Edinburgh Trams

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Edinburgh Trams has begun a new recruitment campaign which they hope will set new standards for diversity in the light rail industry.The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was last weekend,...

Take a tram to St Andrew Square once more from Monday

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Edinburgh Trams will resume the service to St Andrew Square on Monday 28 March after successful testing this week. This will be earlier than planned after the York Place stop was permanently closed in...

Edinburgh Trams introduce new upgrade to ticketing

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New card validators are being installed across Edinburgh’s tram network as part of an upgrade to ticketing equipment. The validators are currently used by customers to touch-on their Ridacards, concession passes and other smartcards to...
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Partnership approach to tackling anti-social behaviour in south west Edinburgh

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Police Scotland have been working with local partners to tackle anti-social behaviour following an increase in incidents linked with youth gatherings at Sighthill Public Park and on the tramline between Hermiston Gait and Balgreen.Community...

Edinburgh Trams scoops Chamber of Commerce award

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The operator of the city’s tramway has been named Edinburgh’s Large Business of the Year at a prestigious event at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) on Thursday.Edinburgh Trams won the coveted title at...

Edinburgh Trams shortlisted for four Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards

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Edinburgh Trams is in the running for an impressive four awards at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh next week.The tramway operator has been shortlisted in four categories at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce...

Trams will run from Edinburgh Airport to West End stop for now

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Work to connect the tramline to the Newhaven line means that the York Place stop has been closed permanently, and services to other city centre stops are temporarily suspended.From Thursday 10 February trams will...

Award for tram driver following antisocial behaviour incident

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An Edinburgh Trams driver has been awarded the company's You are Tramtastic honour for his outstanding customer service skills.Richard Anderson helped a colleague deal with a group of young people who were behaving...

Take the tram… details of Christmas services

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FESTIVE SEASON TRAM SERVICESEdinburgh Trams has announced its plans for a bumper timetable over the Christmas holidays.With the exception of Christmas Day itself, it will run a full timetable with trams from every seven...

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...
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‘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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