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Operator Transport for Edinburgh
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 2014
# of Lines 1
# of Cars 27
Mileage 8.7 miles
Stations 16
Gauge Standard
Power Overhead
Fare Media Tickets/ farecards
Data Date 2017
1st Visit 9/2016
Last Visit 9/2016
% Rode 100%

Europe > United Kingdom > Edinburgh
Edinburgh Trams (light rail)



Edinburgh had given up their trams in 1956, resorting to bus only transit.

In 2014 they opened a modern tram, or light rail, linking the city center with the Edinburgh Airport. It was to be part of a bigger tram network that may still come to pass.

The tram do have luggage racks, which is important coming from the airport. Unfortunately many tourist seem to take the express airport bus to the city. The buses load right in front of the airport terminal. The Tram requires a bit more of a walk. But seeing how people were crammed in the buses, I think the tram is better option, of course assuming your destination is a short walk from the tram stops in town.

Below are the stations feature on this website, only 4 of the 16 on the line.

Choose your destination:

  Station Photos New
York Place 5 5
St. Andrews Square 5 5
Princes Street 8 8
Airport 5 5
Equipment 4 4


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