There will be changes to tram services next month with the connection of the new overhead power lines on the Trams to Newhaven project to the existing network.

To enable this essential work to be completed as quickly and safely as possible, trams from the airport will be running as far as West End stop for one week between Monday, February 13, and Sunday, February 19 (inclusive). There are no changes to the tram timetable or frequency. 

Alternative arrangements have been put in place enabling visitors and local residents to complete their journey, with Lothian Buses accepting tram tickets, Ridacards, and valid Concessionary cards for onward travel to Princes Street and St Andrew Square on the following services:

  • 3, 31, 33 between Shandwick Place and the Scott Monument.
  • 4, 25, 26, 44 between Shandwick Place and Waverley Steps.
  • Airlink 100 only at South St David Street toward the airport.

Customers should note that tram tickets will not be accepted on Airlink services at Edinburgh Airport toward the city centre. 

Edinburgh Trams’ Managing Director Lea Harrison commented:

We are aware that this temporary suspension of services to St Andrew Square and Princes Street stops may cause inconvenience to some customers, and we would like to apologise in advance for this unavoidable disruption to our usual services.

However, these works are required to ensure we can commence intensive testing on the new line at the earliest possible date.