THE GS TRAM SITE

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31 May 2014

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Edinburgh trams on the day they were reintroduced to the city.




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TRAM ROUTE

Operator: Edinburgh Trams

TRAM York Place - Princes Street - Haymarket - Saughton - Edinburgh Park - Gogarburn - Edinburgh Airport


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway: 14 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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