The growing popularity of Edinburgh’s tram network has caught the eye of award judges in a competition celebrating excellence in the Scottish transport industry.


Following the launch of services to Newhaven, Edinburgh Trams is on track for back-to-back wins in the ‘Public Transport Operator of the Year’ category at the Scottish Transport Awards.


The operator has also been shortlisted for two other awards, ‘Excellence in Travel Information and Marketing’ and ‘Transport Team/Partnership of the Year’.


Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams’ Managing Director, commented: 


Having scooped the top title in 2023, we’re delighted to be considered for the Public Transport Operator of the Year accolade for the second year running.


It demonstrates how we’ve built on the successful launch of services to Newhaven and seen customer numbers double in the months since while helping communities in areas served by the new line unlock their potential.


To be considered as potential winners in two further categories also reflects our commitment to providing world-class, environmentally friendly, and socially inclusive transport for both residents and visitors to the city.


While the record patronage figures helped to put Edinburgh Trams in the frame for both operator and team of the year awards, the network’s successful ‘Glide to the Airport’ initiative earned it a place amongst the finalists in the travel information and marketing category.


The winners of the Scottish Transport Awards, which are supported by the Scottish Government, will take place on Thursday, June 20, and further details can be found here.