2 JUNE 2014


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Article from BTNews 2 JUNE 2014

Edinburgh trams start

The much delayed (and very expensive) Edinburgh Tram service has got under way last weekend.  It offers a link between the airport and York Place in the city centre, just past Waverley Station.

Journey time is 40 minutes passing by, amongst other places, Edinburgh Park Station, for connections throughout Scotland, Murrayfield, Haymarket and down Princes Street.  Trains are at the worst every 10 minutes with the first one from the City at 05:29 (weekdays) and the airport 06:15.  A single fare is £5 as against the bus £4.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: "This weekend marks the culmination of a huge amount of hard work to get the tram project officially up and running and we’re delighted to be reaching this milestone together with our City partners.

"The introduction of the tram comes at a time of exceptional growth for Edinburgh Airport and follows the launch of three new major long haul routes within the last week.  Passengers from the US, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, Asia and China will now be able to make full use of Edinburgh’s excellent transport infrastructure.  Please also see AND FINALLY.  We are worried about the Scots.  www.btnews.co.uk/article/7455

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