Edinburgh's first tramway route was
operated by the Edinburgh Street Tramway Company. The company
operated horse-drawn trams.
It opened in
its first route being from Bernard Street in Leith to Haymarket in
Edinburgh. Other routes were soon added, and the system was extended
in the 1870s and 1880s.
the company had about 12 miles of track, 70 tramcars and 400 horses, but
these were soon to be replaced by cable trams. Very few horse drawn
trams were still operating by the early