Edinburgh Trams: Only Three Years Late

Edinburgh Eye

The Edinburgh Trams Project was meant to deliver three new public transport routes across the city. Instead, after a massive overspend (total cost said to be £776 Million) and years overrun, Edinburgh Council only managed to build one line that didn’t even go as far as planned: Edinburgh Airport to York Place, a route which is already very well served by multiple LRT buses and which runs in parallel to the railway line from Waverley through Haymarket almost all the way. Edinburgh Tram logo

Despite this, apparently only three of the 27 stops on the route connect with rail and bus services:

Edinburgh has 27 trams in its fleet, although only about half of these will be in service at any one time.

Tram vehicles, each costing about £2m, can take 250 passengers – 78 seated, 170 standing and two dedicated wheelchair spaces.

The full journey from the airport to York…

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