THE GS TRAM SITE

EDINBURGH

SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

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1 Jan. 1950




UNITED KINGDOM

BIRMINGHAM

CAERDYDD - CARDIFF

EDINBURGH

LONDON

MANCHESTER

NOTTINGHAM

SHEFFIELD


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Edinburgh-1950 tram map

INSET: CENTRAL EDINBURGH

Edinburgh 1950 downtown tram map



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ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

CA Craigentinny Av. N. LR Lothian Rd.
GPO General Post Office WB Waverley Bridge

TRAM ROUTE

Operator: Edinburgh Corporation Tramways

  1 Corstorphine - Murrayfield - Haymarket - Princes St. - Waverley Stn. - Nicolson St. - Newington Stn. - Craigmillar Park - Liberton
  2 Granton - Newhaven - Lindsay Rd. - Gt. Junction Rd. - Leith Walk - York Place - George St. - Haymarket - Dalry Rd. - Gorgie Rd. - Stenhouse
  3 Stenhouse - Gorgie St. - Dalry Rd. - Haymarket - Princes St. - Waverley Stn. - Nicolson St. - Newington Stn.
  4 Slateford - Slateford Rd. - Dalry Rd. - Haymarket - Princes St. - York Place - London Rd. - Piershill
  5 Morningside Stn - Grange Rd. - Nicolson St. - Waverley Stn. - York Place - London Rd. - Piershill
  6 GPO - Waverley Stn. - Nicolson St. - Grange Rd. - Melville Drive - Tollcross - Lothian Rd. - Princes St. - GPO [Circular route, both directions]
  7 Newhaven - Stanley Rd. - Ferry Rd. - Gt. Junction Rd. - Leith Walk - York Place - Waverley Stn. - Nicolson St. - Newington Stn. - Craigmillar Park - Liberton
  8 Granton - Granton Rd. - Inverleith Row - Broughton St. - York Place - Waverley Stn. - Nicolson St. - Newington Stn.
  9 Granton - Granton Rd. - Inverleith Row - Broughton St. - York Place - Princes St. - Lothian Rd. - Tollcross - Gilmore Place - Colinton Rd. - Firrhill - Colinton
10 Bernard St. - Constitution St. - Leith Walk - York Place - Princes St. - Lothian Rd. - Tollcross - Gilmore Place - Colinton Rd. - Firrhill - Colinton
11 Newhaven - Stanley Rd. - Pilrig Rd. - Leith Walk - York Place - Princes St. - Lothian Rd. - Tollcross - Bruntsfield Pl. - Morningside Stn. - Comiston Rd. - Fairmilehead
12 Corstorphine - Murrayfield - Haymarket - Princes St. - York Place - Leith Walk - Hermitage Pl. - Seafield Rd. - Portobello - Joppa
13 Granton - Newhaven - Lindsay Rd. - Gt. Junction Rd. - Leith Walk - York Place - Princes St. - Lothian Rd. - Tollcross - Bruntsfield Pl. - Grange Rd. - Nicolson St. - Waverley Stn. - York Place - Leith Walk - Pilrig St. - Ferry Rd. - Granton Rd. - Granton [Circular route, double loop, one direction]
14 Granton - Granton Rd. - Ferry Rd. - Pilrig St. - Leith Walk - York Place - Waverley Stn. - Nicolson St. - Grange Rd. - Bruntsfield Pl. - Tollcross - Lothian Rd. - Princes St. - York Place - Leith Walk - Gt. Junction Rd. - Lindsay Rd. - Newhaven - Granton [Circular route, double loop, one direction]
15 King's Rd. - Portobello Rd. - London Rd. - York Place - Princes St. - Lothian Rd. - Tollcross - Bruntsfield Pl. - Morningside Stn. - Comiston Rd. - Fairmilehead
16 Granton - Granton Rd. - Ferry Rd. - Gt. Junction Rd. - Leith Walk - York Place - Princes St. - Lothian Rd. - Tollcross - Bruntsfield Pl. - Morningside Stn. - Comiston Rd. - Fairmilehead
17 Granton - Newhaven - Lindsay Rd. - Bernard St. - Constitution St. - Leith Walk - York Place - Waverley Stn. - Nicolson St. - Newington Stn.
18 Waverley Bridge - Princes St. - Lothian Rd. - Tollcross - Melville Drive - Grange Rd. - Newington Stn. - Craigmillar Park - Liberton Dams
19 Seafield (Craigentinny Av. N.) - Seafield Rd. - Hermitage Pl. - Leith Walk - York Place - Waverley Stn. - Nicolson St. - Melville Drive - Tollcross
20 GPO - Regent Rd. - London Rd. - Portobello Rd. - Portobello - Joppa
21 GPO - Regent Rd. - London Rd. - Portobello Rd. - Portobello - Joppa - Musselburgh - Levenhall
22 Lindsay Rd. - Gt. Junction Rd. - Leith Walk - York Place - George St. - Haymarket - Dalry Rd. - Gorgie Rd. - Stenhouse
23 Granton Rd. Station - Inverleith Row - Dundas St. - Old Town - Tollcross - Bruntsfield Pl. - Morningside Stn.
24 Waverley Bridge - Comely Bank
25 Drum Brae South - Murrayfield - Haymarket - Princes St. - York Place - Leith Walk - Hermitage Pl. - Seafield Rd. - King’s Rd.
26 Drum Brae South - Murrayfield - Haymarket - Princes St. - York Place - London Rd. - Piershill
27 Granton Rd. Station - Inverleith Row - Dundas St. - Old Town - Tollcross - Gilmore Place - Colinton Rd. - Firrhill
28 Newhaven - Stanley Rd. - Pilrig Rd. - Leith Walk - York Place - Princes St. - Lothian Rd. - Tollcross - Bruntsfield Pl. - Morningside Stn. - Comiston Rd. - Braids


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: 76 km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • Horse tramways: 6 Nov. 1871 - 1896.
  • Cable tramways: Jan. 1888 - June 1923.
  • First-generation electric tramway: (Leith Corporation Tramways): 18 Aug. 1905 - ; elsewhere: 1922 - 16 Nov. 1956.
  • Revived tramway: 31 May 2014 - today.

GAUGE

  • Tramways: Standard gauge (1435 mm.)

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Bett, W.H. & Gillham, J.C. Great British tramway networks. London: Light Railway Transport League, 1962.
  • Johnston, H. "Edinburgh: They have started the building work" Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2006 (69: 827), p.416-418.
  • Johnston, H. "What we have been waiting for... Edinburgh's almost ready to roll" Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2014 (77: 914), p.57-60.
  • Mitchell, R. "Edinburgh's international face for the 21st century" Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2011 (74: 887), p.442-443.

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