Tram Testing

St Andrew Square

York Place

and

Princes Street

Feb to May 2014

Tram testing began between the tram depot at Gogar and Edinburgh Airport in 2013.

Testing was extended over the whole line in early December 2013, and began in daytime in Central Edinburgh in late-February, 2014.

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1.

St Andrew Square Tram Stop

Looking North towards the Harvey Nicol store

Tram Testing in and around St Andrew Square  -  February 27, 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken February 27, 2014

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2.

St Andrew Square Tram Stop

Looking NE towards the Harvey Nicol store

Tram Testing in and around St Andrew Square  -  February 27, 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken February 27, 2014

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3.

St Andrew Square Tram Stop

Looking SW from in front of the Harvey Nicol store, across the square with its Melville Monument

Tram Testing in and around St Andrew Square  -  February 27, 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken February 27, 2014

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4.

St Andrew Square

Looking WSW across the square decorated with 9,500 optical fibre-based glass spheres on stems, intended to create a field of light at night.  This art exhibition by British Artist Brian Munro runs until April 27, 2014.

This photo was taken from an upper floor at the Harvey Nicol store at the NE corner of St Andrew Square.

Tram Testing in and around St Andrew Square  -  February 27, 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken February 27, 2014

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5.

St Andrew Square

Looking across St Andrew Square towards the former Scottish Widows' Head Office and the current Standard Life Investments' Head Office on the west side of the square.  The Melville Monument is in the centre of the square.

The steeple of St Andrew's and St George's church is near the East End of George Street.

 Tram Testing in and around St Andrew Square  -  February 27, 2014
  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken February 27, 2014

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6.

St Andrew Square Tram Stop

Looking down on two trams at the tram stop on the east side of St Andrew Square.  Some of the 9,500 optical fibre-based glass spheres on stems, creating the Brian Munro's 'Field of Light' art exhibition  can be seen on the grass in this photo.

The photo was taken from an upper floor at the Harvey Nicol store.

Tram Testing in and around St Andrew Square  -  February 27, 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken February 27, 2014

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7.

Turning from York Place into North St Andrew Street

A tram turns from York Place into North St Andrew Street and passes the Scottish National Portrait Gallery  (the building in pink stone) towards St Andrew Square.  Photo taken from an upper floor at Harvey Nicol store.

Tram Testing in and around St Andrew Square  -  February 27, 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken February 27, 2014

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8.

Turning from York Place into North St Andrew Street

Here we zoom-in on the tram seen in photo 7 above.  Scotland Street runs down the hill.  In the upper part of the photo, the Firth of Forth (5 miles wide here) and the coast of Fife can be seen.  

Tram Testing in and around St Andrew Square  -  February 27, 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken February 27, 2014

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9.

St Andrew Square Tram Stop

This photo was taken a few seconds after Photo 7 above.  The tram has now progressed a little further up the hill towards St Andrew Square and is now passing the taxi rank outside the Bus Station.

Tram Testing in and around St Andrew Square  -  February 27, 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken February 27, 2014

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10.

York Place Terminus

This tram advertises the day on which the tram service is due to commence

Tram in York Place in early-March 2014, announcing the date when the Edinburgh tram service will commence

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo taken May 8, 2014

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11.

York Place Terminus

Zoom-in:  This tram advertises the day on which the tram service is due to commence

Tram in York Place in early-March 2014, announcing the date when the Edinburgh tram service will commence

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo taken May 8, 2014

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12.

Tram and Bus in Princes Street

The bus is in the new branded livery of route 26  -  Madder, white and gold body with red roof

This is one of the first buses to be painted in this livery.  It replaces a harlequin livery with red roof for Route 26

   Tram and Bus in Princes Street, mid-March 2014.  The bus is in the branded  livery for Route 22

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo taken May 13, 2014

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13.

Tram and Bus in Princes Street

The bus is in the branded livery of route 22-  Harlequin body with pink roof
The bus is has an advert for the Royal Yacht Britannia that is berthed at Ocean Terminal, the bus destination.

Tram and Bus in Princes Street, mid-March 2014.  The bus is in the new branded livery for Route 26

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo taken May 13, 2014

 

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