Tram in Service between

York Place

and

Edinburgh Airport

June 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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The Outward Journey

York Place to Edinburgh Airport

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1.

Your Journey Starts Here

I took this photo  beside the entrance to the tram, after boarding the tram at the York Place terminus.

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  The journey begins  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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2.

Controls  and Timetable

The trams offer a good view of the driver's cab and the road ahead

-  I assume that the illumination of the brake failure light does not mean that there has been a break failure.

-  I was interested to see the timetable, but surprised to see it lying out on top of the controls for the journey.

-  To enlarge this photo in order to read the timetable please click here.. New timetables featuring faster services are expected soon, once passengers have become accustomed to using the trams.

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  Tram Contros and Timetable  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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3.

Beyond Haymarket Railway Station

After departing from the tram stop at Haymarket Railway Station, the tram heads towards
the 'off-road' section of the line for the remainder of its journey to Edinburgh Airport

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

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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4.

Beyond Murrayfield Stadium

After pulling away from the tram stop at Murrayfield Stadium,
a tram heading towards York Place approaches over the brow of the hill.

(I should have used a shutter speed of 1/60 sec or longer to capture the destination screen, but I used a speed of 1/1250 sec.)

Edinburgh Tram Service  - As the tram leaves Meadowbank tram stop, an approaching tram appears over the brow of the hill, heading for York Place  -  June 2014A wave to the driver of the oncoming tram as the tram approaches Ingliston Park and Ride on its journey to Edinburh Airport Edinburgh Castle is on the horizon -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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5.

Approaching Edinburgh Park Railway Station

The single-decker bus on Bankhead Drive is on Route 20, heading for Slateford.
Edinburgh Park Station can be seen on the right-hand side of this photo.

 Edinburgh Tram Service  -  The tram approaches Edinburgh Park Station on its way to Edinburgh Airport  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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6.

Edinburgh Park Railway Station

The tram stopps at Edinburgh Park Station.. The camera lens here is focused on the window of the tram door.

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  The tram stops at Edinburgh Park Station on its way to Edinburgh Airport  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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7.

Edinburgh Park Railway Station

Still waiting for a moment t Edinburgh Park Station.. The lens is nows focused beyond the tram door window.

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  The tram stops at Edinburgh Park Station on its way to Edinburgh Airport  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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8.

Departing from Edinburgh Park Station

The tram track crosses the flyover over the railway lines, after leaving the tram stop at Edinburgh Park Station.

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

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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9.

Approaching Ingliston Park and Ride

The driver waves to the approaching tram, close to the Ingliston 'Park & Ride' Tram Stop
(I should have used a shutter speed of 1/60 sec or longer to capture the destination screen, but I used a speed of 1/500 sec.))

Edinburgh Tram Service  -A wave to the driver of the oncoming tram as the tram approaches Ingliston Park and Ride on its journey to Edinburh Airport Edinburgh Castle is on the horizon -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

 

The Return Journey

Edinburgh Airport to York Place

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10.

Edinburgh Park Central Tram Stop

I travelled the tram route twice on 6 June.  This photo was taken on my second journey, in the early evening.

The station is now deserted then.  All the workers have left and gone home.

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  The tram stop at  Edinburgh Park Central, after all the workers have left and gone home  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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11.

Departing from Edinburgh Park Station

The tram departs from Edinburgh Park Station  Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park is high on the skyline.

The railway line to Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley Stations is in the left. Bankhead Drive is on the right.

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  Looking towards Arthur Seat from the tram heading for York Place, after leaving the tram stop at Edinburgh Park Station  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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12.

Saughton Tram Stop

A bear wearing the new 'Away' Jersey of Raith Rovers FC rests on the bench at Saughton tram stop.

These jerseys commemorate the sportsmen in McCrae's Battalion (16th Royal Scots) who fought in World War I

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 June 6 2014

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13.

Saughton Tram Stop

Here, we zoom-in on the bear waiting for a tram at Saughton tram stop

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  A bear, wearing the Raith Rovers FC Away Strip sits on bench at Saughton tramstop  waiting for a tram to Edinburgh Park Station  -  June 2014  

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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14.

Near Saughton

The Bear on the Tram

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  A bear, wearing the Raith Rovers FC Away Strip travels on the tram near Saughton  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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15.

Near Saughton

The Bear on the Tram

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  A bear, wearing the Raith Rovers FC Away Strip travels on the tram near Saughton  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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16.

Between Murrayfield and Haymarket

LEFT: Balbernie Place.         AHEAD:  Edinburgh Castle         RIGHT: Railway lines to Glasgow and Forth Bridge

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  Edinburgh Castle can be seen on the skyline as the tram from Edinburgh Airport travels between Murrayfield Stadioum and Haymarket Station  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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17.

Approaching Haymarket

The tram approaches a 'passing loop'. It will soon move to the road for the remainder of its journey to York Place.

 Edinburgh Tram Service  - Approaching Haymarket on the journey to York Place.  Edinburgh Castle is on the horizon -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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18.

Haymarket

Passengers heading for Haymarket Railway Station cross the track ahead of the tram.

Edinburgh Tram Service  -Travellers at Haymarket, heading forHaymarket Station cross the tram lines in front of the tram  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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19.

Princes Street

Princes Street, early afternoon  -  a busy scene with buses and trams on both sides of the street

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  A tram waits at the lights before entering Princes Street on its journey to York Place  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

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20.

Princes Street

This photo was taken on my return to Princes Street in the early evening.  All did not go so smoothly this time.

The traffic lights changed:  STOP, GO, STOP, GO (several times) but the tram signals remained at 4 white lights in a horizontal line (= STOP) throughout, so no traffic could enter Princes Street until the tram lights changed to GO, about 15 minutes later.  The result of the tram blocking the lane can be seen here: a clear road to North Bridge.

Edinburgh Tram Service  -  A tram continues to wait at the lights before entering Princes Street on its journey to York PlacePrinces Street  -  June 2014

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                        Photo taken June 6 2014

 

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