About Edinburgh Trams

/About Edinburgh Trams
About Edinburgh Trams 2017-08-09T08:42:07+00:00

Tram services commenced on the 31st May 2014 along a 14km stretch of line between Edinburgh Airport and the City Centre.

There are 16 tram stops along the way, including the new tram/train interchange at Edinburgh Gateway that opened in December 2016.  Trams also connect with trains at Edinburgh Park, Haymarket and Waverley Station is just a short walk from St Andrew Square stop.

2016 was a fantastic year for Edinburgh Trams with patronage growth up 10% on the previous year to 5.6 million trips, fare revenues up 12% and coming top in the UK in the annual Passenger Focus ‘Tram Passenger Survey’ scoring a record 99% customer satisfaction rating!

Tram services operate from every 7 minutes, 7 days a week between 5.30am and midnight. Up to 18 trams are used to run the service at any one time. In total there are 27 CAF trams that are 42.8 metres long in 7 sections. All trams are 100% low-floor with 78 seats and 2 wheelchair bays.