Passenger services for the brand new Edinburgh Trams got under way from Saturday 31 May, marking the start of a new era for integrated public transport in Scotland's Capital.
Following several months of essential and rigorous testing, commissioning and training, the trams became a key part of Edinburgh's transport mix, offering an efficient and sustainable link between the Airport and York Place in the city centre.
“The people of Edinburgh and local businesses will be relieved to start seeing the real benefits of a modern tram system,” said Transport Minister Keith Brown.
The tram link will support employment and much improved local, national and international transport links. This will include connections to the airport, bus station and railways, such as the recently refurbished Haymarket Station, and a new Edinburgh Gateway rail-tram interchange as part of the Scottish Government’s £742m Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme.