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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...

Just Eat bikes – first half hour is free for two weeks from today

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Bike share will be cheaper for the next fortnight in both Edinburgh and Glasgow from today all in a bid to encourage people to consider cycling for everyday journeys.Through Scottish Government funding, the cycle...

Your electric bikes are almost here

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Edinburgh Cycle Hire’s electric bikes will be available for hire from Monday 2 March 2020.They will be available from the same cycle points as all the other bikes and will cost £1.50 to unlock...

Edinburgh cycle hire scheme is just round the corner

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Mark Beaumont, who went round the world in a record breaking 79 days on two wheels, was confirmed last month as the face of the capital’s Your Bike scheme.The ultra-endurance cyclist and Edinburgh resident...

Just Eat to sponsor the new city bike hire scheme

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Our new bike hire scheme will be cobalt blue with touches of turquoise and red in the form of a back wheel cover branded with the Just Eat logo. In common with the Just...

Your Bike hire – costs announced for new scheme

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The capital's new bike hire scheme will cost as little as £1.50 for one journey when it goes live. These prices are in line with other schemes in the UK, and it is hoped...

Mark Beaumont becomes ambassador for Your Bike in Edinburgh

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Adventurer Mark Beaumont has become the ambassador for Edinburgh's cycle hire scheme which will be launched in September.Beaumont once cycled round the world in 79 days, but now he has his own cobalt blue...

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...

Edinburgh’s city bikes get the blues

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When the Transport for Edinburgh bikes are introduced in the autumn, they will not be red.You might be forgiven for thinking they would be a bright red (as I did) since all the bikes...

Edinburgh Trams announce operating profit

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Edinburgh Trams have today announced that their latest accounts show a pre-tax profit of £252,000. This means that the tram operator has returned a profit well ahead of any forecasts.The original projection were for...

Three new transport bosses in Edinburgh

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Transport for Edinburgh have recruited a new Chief Executive, Lothian Buses have a Managing Director  and Edinburgh Trams have appointed a General Manager following the departure of Tom Norris.George Lowder MBE has been appointed...

Edinburgh Trams ahead of target

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 At this time last year we were getting ready to let everyone else on the tram. Edinburgh Trams had been running test journeys and press trips for a while, but it was on Saturday 31...

Edinburgh Capitals – take public transport to Murrayfield

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In an interesting marketing move, Edinburgh’s integrated transport company Transport for Edinburgh has teamed up with the Edinburgh Capitals ice hockey team, based at Murrayfield for the 2014/2015 season.Edinburgh Capitals, which started in 1998,...

Transport for Edinburgh launches pre-paid card

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Bus and tram passengers in Edinburgh now have a new way of paying for their journeys, through the new pre-paid smartcard, ‘citysmart’.Available from 1 September, the transferrable card stores up to 50 adult single...

Late night trams for the Fringe

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Good news - the trams will run later to accommodate passengers wanting to go out late this weekend and next. Transport for Edinburgh have announced this morning that trams will run until 00:30 to cater...

Watch out for the trams – daytime testing to begin

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Over the next few days you should catch sight of more trams on the route between Edinburgh Airport and York Place. Until now trams have been tested between the airport and the tram stop...

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