Edinburgh tram has one route that connects york place with edinburgh airport the route has 15 stops all of them are wheelchair accessible. The scheme had an initial estimated cost of 375 million in 2003 but by may 2008 when contracts.
Edinburgh trams opened after delays in may 2014 it has one route and 15 stops that link the airport with the new parts of the city.
Tram edinburgh. Yes up to two bicycles may be carried on trams free of charge at the discretion of the ticketing services assistant. Take a trip on one of edinburgh s new trams over the entire system from york place to edinburgh airport. Each unit consists of seven cars providing the operator with a large passenger carrying capacity.
Restrictions may apply on all peak services monday to friday 07 30 09 30 16 00 18 30 throughout the edinburgh international festival in august or any pre publicised event. They are clean efficient regular and reasonable. Yes up to two bicycles may be carried on trams free of charge at the discretion of the ticketing services assistant.
Edinburgh trams is the award winning operator of the city s tramway with a vision to be an integral part of the future success of edinburgh and the lothians by providing world class environmentally friendly and socially inclusive transport. Restrictions may apply on all peak services monday to friday 07 30 09 30 16 00 18 30 throughout the edinburgh international festival in august or any pre publicised event. You save a little more by buying your ticket online especially if you opt for a return trip.
Markedly this line operates 27 units of the urbos 100 tram model. Trams to newhaven will add 4 69 kilometres 2 91 miles of track in both directions connecting leith and newhaven to the current end of the edinburgh tram line at york place with 8 new stops see route map below. There was initially some experimentation with bogie trucks including attempts to electrify the original cable car chassis but it was quickly decided to standardise on new 4 wheel trucks.
Construction began in june 2008 and after encountering delays it opened on 31 may 2014. The edinburgh tram is not very useful for tourists except to go to and from the airport. Very modern with frequent services to and from edinburgh airport the tram is a very welcome addition to getting the city more connected.
The tram has 100 low floor across the whole passenger saloon. Caf is the supplier of the first tram line opened in the city of edinburgh. Edinburgh corporation inherited 38 electric trams from the leith system and almost 200 edinburgh cable car bodies were converted to electric propulsion in the period 1921 24.
Edinburgh trams is a tramway in edinburgh scotland operated by edinburgh trams ltd as of 2017 it is a 14 kilometre 8 7 mi line between york place in the new town and edinburgh airport with 16 stops.