Part of Edinburgh’s tram network will see the temporary suspension of evening and early morning services next month when essential engineering works are taking place throughout the night.
From 7pm on Tuesday 5th to 7am on Wednesday 6th September and from 7pm on Wednesday 6th until 7am on Thursday 7th September, trams will only operate between Newhaven and Edinburgh Park Station with a replacement bus serving all stops to Edinburgh Airport.
Services between Newhaven and Edinburgh Park Station will continue to operate as normal with trams from 10 minutes and a full tram service to all stops will run during the daytime.
The replacement bus will stop near to the closed stops at Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston Park & Ride, Gogarburn, Edinburgh Gateway, Gyle Centre and Edinburgh Park Central, running every 15 minutes to connect with trams at Edinburgh Park Station.
The replacement bus stops at:
- Airport – coach park bay 10
- Ingliston park & ride – bus stops at the kiosk
- Gogarburn – bus stops on the A8 Glasgow Road
- Edinburgh Gateway – forecourt outside the station entrance
- Gyle Centre – bus stop KF
- Edinburgh Park Central – bus stops at Lochside Place
- Edinburgh Park Station – bus stops next to the tram stop
Customers travelling between the Airport and the city centre can use their Airport Zone tram ticket on Lothian Buses AIRLINK 100 service during the works period.
Andy Conway, Edinburgh Trams Head of Engineering, commented:
These essential works on the overhead power lines and tracks are part of our scheduled maintenance programme that will ensure the continued safe and reliable running of the tramway.
The works have been timed to minimise disruption for the majority of our customers, taking place over two 12-hour overnight shifts when fewer people are travelling with us.