The last tram to pass along Princes Street was in 1956, since then Lothian Buses has been the main provider of public transport in Edinburgh’s.
Work on a new Edinburgh tram system began in 2008 and was due to be completed by February 2011.
The trams project has been hit with some major problems along the way such as cost over-runs, and a drawn out contractual dispute, which has delayed the expected opening date to sometime in the Summer of 2014.
The trams will be operated by Edinburgh Trams Limited, a company wholly owned by the City of Edinburgh Council
When the tram system is eventually completed a fleet of 27 environmentally friendly, fast and high capacity trams is expected to carry thousands of passengers a day through the city.
Ticketing, fares and timetables will be fully integrated with Lothian Buses. A single fare on the tram network will be the same as on Lothian Buses (£1.30). Day tickets and Ridacards will be valid on both the trams and buses
Edinburgh Tram Route
The first phase of the new Edinburgh tram system will follow a route from Edinburgh Airport, continuing past the Gyle Centre on the outskirts of the city, passing Murrayfield to Haymarket, continuing along Princes Street before terminating at St Andrew Square in Edinbugh City Centre.
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