Published on Thursday 12 December 2013
Councillors today agreed to appoint three non-executive directors to the board of Transport for Edinburgh ahead of the first board meeting on the 18th December.
Thursday 5 December 2013
Transport Convener Lesley Hinds has welcomed a successful tram test along Princes Street to the end of the line at York Place.
Wednesday 4 December 2013
Following a successful run to Haymarket on Monday the Edinburgh Trams team and contractors are gearing up to take a tram to Princes Street tonight.
Monday 2 December 2013
An Edinburgh Tram has been tested at walking pace on a fully off-road section between Edinburgh Park and Haymarket.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Edinburgh’s tram will enhance the ambience of Princes Street and have a positive impact on the city, according to one of the UK’s leading civil engineers.
Friday 22 November 2013
We invited BBC Scotland to the tram depot to have a look around and to meet the team as the prepare for service next year.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Overhead power lines between the Bankhead Tram Stop and York Place have been switched on meaning the whole airport to city centre route is now live.
Thursday 31 October 2013
Overhead power lines between the Bankhead Tram Stop and York Place will go live from Tuesday 19 November 2013. This means that the whole length of the tram route will be live for the first time.
Monday 28 October 2013
The Council is to take steps to address the concerns raised by cyclists about a junction in the Haymarket area. The area was returned to public use on 12th October and since then cyclists have reported a number of falls.
Monday 21 October 2013
Aerial images of Edinburgh's tram stops.
Saturday 19 October 2013
Transport Convener Cllr Lesley Hinds on tram progress in the city. As published in the Edinburgh Evening News on Saturday 19th October
Friday 18 October 2013
Tram byelaws are to be implemented on 1st November and appointments to the board of Transport for Edinburgh are underway.
Thursday 3 October 2013
Residents, commuters and pedestrians are being reminded that tram testing is due to begin between Gogar depot and Edinburgh Park Station on Tuesday 8 October 2013.
Friday 20 September 2013
The Shandwick Place tram stop is set to be renamed ‘West End – Princes Street’ to highlight the area to visitors to the city.
Wednesday 18 September 2013
A ticket for the tram will be the same price as a bus ticket city leaders have confirmed. The initial price will be £1.50 for a single adult journey and 70p for a child.
Tuesday 17 September 2013
The Council has set out plans for the handover of a section of the route between Gogar and Edinburgh Park Station for testing in early October and for full route testing to take place during December.
Thursday 5 September 2013
The finishing touches are being made to tram works on York Place and the street will be open to traffic on Friday 6th September, four months ahead of the revised programme.
Thursday 22 August 2013
See the latest set of tram project images.
Thursday 15 August 2013
The Council is set to create a new organisation to integrate transport services in the Capital. Transport for Edinburgh will be set up initially to integrate the tram and bus services, with Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams confirmed as the operators.
Monday 8 July 2013
Work to reinstate the Heart of Midlothian War Memorial to its location at Haymarket junction began on Monday (8 July).
Thursday 27 June 2013
Tram bosses have insisted that the tram service is predicted to run at a surplus over fifteen years following recent news coverage that suggests otherwise.
Thursday 20 June 2013
Councillors have been presented with a report today that provides an update on progress towards developing a tram operating agreement between Lothian Buses and the Council.
Friday 7 June 2013
Work to install overhead and underground tram cables and wires is set to get under way in the city centre.
Thursday 23 May 2013
The Edinburgh Trams project team and contractors are making final preparations to install overhead and underground cabling for the city centre section of the tram line.
Thursday 2 May 2013
Tram tracks on from Haymarket to Picardy Place are to be put through a grinding process to clean and prepare them for use.
Friday 26 April 2013
All road and track works are now complete around St. Andrew Square which was returned to public use today.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
The Council today (27 March) announced its commitment to ensuring recent delays to tram works on St Andrew Square, caused by adverse weather conditions, do not affect the project's overall schedule.
Friday 8 March 2013
A 2.8km stretch of track between the Gogar depot and Edinburgh International Airport has been handed over to the Council following a successful programme of testing by contractors.
Monday 4 March 2013
Council statement on the discovery and sterilisation of very low levels of legionella bacteria during tram depot commissioning in September 2012
Thursday 7 February 2013
The Council is to look at ways of developing a scheme that will allow Edinburgh residents who are eligible for the National Entitlement Card to travel for free on the trams.
Monday 7 January 2013
Tram contractors have opened worksites and re-started tram works following the festive season break.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Tram works have now stopped for the festive peried (as of 21st Dec) and will resume on Monday 7th January.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Contractors successfully ran an Edinburgh Tram at full speed today as part of a process to ensure the system is ready for service in summer 2014.
Monday 10 December 2012
Councillors will be asked to approve a contract later this week that will provide and maintain ticket vending machines for Edinburgh's tram.
Friday 23 November 2012
Princes Street will be reopened to traffic from early morning on Saturday (24 November), in time for one of the city’s busiest times of the year.
Friday 23 November 2012
Residents are being reminded that the overhead power lines between the Gogar Depot and Edinburgh Airport will go live from 26 November 2012 to allow the tram system to be tested and commissioned.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Senior Directors from the lead contractors involved in the Edinburgh tram project visited the Scottish Parliament to meet Transport Minister Keith Brown and Transport Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Scottish Minister for Transport, Keith Brown was joined today (Wednesday 14 November) by Edinburgh’s Transport Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds, for a tour the Airport tram stop site.
Friday 9 November 2012
The council is taking steps to ensure rugby fans have the best possible access to city bars, restaurants and shops when Scotland take on South Africa on Saturday.
Monday 5 November 2012
The Council has published a report that sets out a financial breakdown of the cost of work done on the tram project.
Monday 5 November 2012
Overhead power lines between the tram depot at Gogar Castle Road and Edinburgh Airport will go live from 26 November 2012 which will allow the Tram System to be tested and commissioned.
Monday 22 October 2012
A Council paper published today (22 October) details the significant progress made by the tram project since work restarted in April 2011.
Wednesday 3 October 2012
Essential work will be carried out in the Gyle this weekend (6 and 7 October) as the tram project continues to make good progress.
Friday 24 August 2012
Russell Road, a key route to the South West of Edinburgh, reopened to traffic today (24 August), having been closed for 11 months to allow for the construction of a bridge for the Edinburgh Tram line.
Tuesday 7 August 2012
New traffic management plans were announced today (Tuesday, 7 August) following discussions with local residents and businesses affected by the city centre tram works.
Thursday 15 September 2011
Work is to begin again on completing Edinburgh’s tram line.
Friday 9 September 2011
The diversions previously planned for the start of September are due to take place over the weekend of 17 and 18 September.
Friday 2 September 2011
At a special meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council today, Councillors decided to build the city’s tram line to St Andrew Square in the first instance.