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Edinburgh Tram - Articles and news items

Edinburgh Trams increase service frequency to manage demand

Industry news  •  26 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Edinburgh Trams are to increase service frequency in morning and evening rush hours to help manage growing demand.

Edinburgh Trams report a 9 percent increase in passenger numbers

Industry news  •  6 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The number of passengers using Edinburgh Trams has increased 9.3 percent according to the latest figures published by Transport for Edinburgh.

Real-time digital service updates for Edinburgh bus and tram passengers

Industry news  •  7 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Edinburgh bus and tram passengers can now receive real-time digital updates displaying service information via Google Maps on desktop and mobile devices.

Edinburgh Trams keeps its cool with window filter trail

Industry news  •  14 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Edinburgh Trams trials window filters on one of its trams help control on board temperatures especially during summer months.

Edinburgh Trams set to exceed performance targets

Industry news  •  14 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

According to Edinburgh Trams, performance targets in its business plan will be exceeded this year following the publication of the company’s annual accounts for 2014.

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams launch police crime prevention partnership

Industry news  •  30 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams in partnership with Police Scotland have launched a new crime prevention initiative designed to ensure safety on the city’s public transport network.

Five million journeys made on Edinburgh Trams in first year

Industry news  •  2 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Latest figures reveal approximately 4.92 million passenger journeys were made on Edinburgh Trams during the first year of operation.

Edinburgh Trams trial bikes on board scheme

Industry news  •  14 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Edinburgh Trams are currently trialling a scheme allowing cyclists to transport their bikes on board trams during May 2015.

100 days of trams in Edinburgh

Industry news  •  15 September 2014  •  Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Trams has now been running for 100 days welcoming 1.5 million passengers on board to date…

Contractor to run tram tests from depot to airport

Industry news, News  •  5 November 2012  •  

Overhead power lines between the tram depot at Gogar Castle Road and Edinburgh Airport will go live from 26 November 2012…

Revised management keeps tram project on track

Industry news, News  •  22 October 2012  •  The City of Edinburgh Council

A Council paper details the significant progress made by the tram project since work restarted in April 2011…

Creating a lasting legacy for Edinburgh

Issue 2 2012  •  25 April 2012  •  Dave Anderson, Director of City Development, City of Edinburgh Council

The project to deliver a modern tram network for Edinburgh has now gained fresh momentum with visible developments and major infrastructure work ongoing along the length of the nine mile route. In the last 12 months, the project has had to overcome major challenges but with a new working relationship between the Council and contractor consortium bringing a renewed sense of determination, the tram project is now firmly on course to be delivered in 2014.

It’s December 2011 and the Edinburgh Tram project has just passed its first major milestone as moving trams are tested at the Edinburgh network at the newly completed Gogar depot on the western fringe of the capital. The facility will form the focal point for the 150 people who will eventually be tasked with running the system and will also be home to the city’s fleet of 27 trams by the end of 2012. It is already a hive of activity with tram testing underway. A short 500m stretch of track allows the existing eight trams to be put through their paces. By the end of 2012 there will be a much longer stretch of track with test drivers able to travel from the depot down the mile of track down to Edinburgh International Airport marking a significant step forward in terms of delivery.

The depot handover and track testing are among the many signs the project is now heading in the right direction. Major infra – structure work is underway along the length of the track from the airport through to St Andrew Square in the city centre as the jigsaw of different sites start to fit together and the final shape of the network emerges.

TramForward dismayed at Edinburgh Tram decision

Industry news, News  •  30 August 2011  •  TramForward

TramForward has expressed its regret at the decision to terminate the Edinburgh Tram at Haymarket…

 

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