Video: drive-through of Edinburgh tram route

Edinburgh Trams have released footage of the full route as viewed from the driver’s seat, from Edinburgh Airport to York Place.

Edinburgh Trams. Picture: Neil Hanna

The original video was almost 23 minutes from end to end however the above video fits the full journey into two minutes.


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70 km/h (43 mph) - top speed of trams

Edinburgh Trams. Picture: Neil Hanna

14 kilometres (8.7 mi) - full length of the Edinburgh tram route

May 2014 - the month in which the Edinburgh Trams will begin operating

27 - the number of trams purchased for the scheme

16 - stations will be positioned along the route

1956 - the year the last tram operated in Edinburgh

2008 - the date tram working began

£776 million - the total cost of the scheme

52 - the number of ticket inspectors hired

30 - ticket machines will be along the route

7.5 - the number of minutes between every tram

33- the number of minutes it will take for a tram to go from the city centre to the airport