Be safe

We want you to stay safe around trams.

We’ve put together these tips to help you stay safe around trams. Join in the conversation via Twitter #tramaware.

Each of our trams hosts life-saving defibrillator devices onboard. For further safety advice from the City of Edinburgh Council visit the website here



Look around you -

Make sure to look both ways before crossing the tram tracks.





Pause your tracks (stay safe on ours) -

Trams are much quieter than other vehicles. You may not be able to hear a tram until it’s very close. Listen out for the tram bell. 





Don't gamble -

Use pedestrian crossings and wait for the green man. Look both ways before you cross. 





Our trams work to different signals -

Remember, Edinburgh Trams don't work on green and red traffic lights. Our trams have to go when given their vertical light signal.  





Watch this space -

Tram vehicles are wider than their tracks and take longer to stop than you might think. Give them plenty of room. 





Parents -

Keep an eye on your children and hold hands when crossing the tram track and when using the tram.





Stay safe on board too -

If you’re not seated, please grab a handrail. 




Frequently asked questions

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