Edinburgh Transport

Musselburgh Electric Trams

The Musselburgh & District Electric Light & Traction Co Ltd operated electric trams from Joppa to Port Seton from 1904 to 1928.

The section from Joppa to Levenhall (about half-way to Port Seton) continued until 1954.  From 1928 onwards, this section was operated by Edinburgh Corporation.

Until Edinburgh converted its cable car system to electric, passengers travelling through Joppa (westwards towards Edinburgh or eastwards towards Musselburgh) had to change trams at this point.

Reference:   The Tramways of Eastern Scotland [Gillham and Wiseman]



Comments on Trams

1871  to 1905: horse-drawn trams:           1888  to 1923 = cable cars:          1919  to 1956 electric trams

Edinburgh:  Horse-drawn trams

Edinburgh:  Cable cars

Edinburgh:  Electric trams

Leith:  Horse-drawn trams

Leith:  Electric trams

Musselburgh:  Electric trams

Edinburgh:  Proposed tramway for 2010