Edinburgh Tram Map & Route With Stops / Stations Including Edinburgh Airport
Written by Emma Poulton Parley Saturday, 29 July 2017 11:32
It's fair to say that the ‘T’ word has been a bit of a controversial topic with residents. However now that everything appears to have settled down it's clear that the city has warmed to its new tram line. We've seen test runs, an April Fools, and even the rumour of a city centre to Granton extension, but now it's definitely a case of so far so good. The first tram line has introduced 16 shiny new stops, each with their own story to tell, and we’ve got the low down on what’s what along the way.We've put all the stops in our Edinburgh Trams Map in the form of a Google Map, along with a number of places of interest mentioned in the article below.
This one sells itself. The Trams will take you from the Airport to the city centre in under 35 minutes. The trams have dedicated lanes and traffic priority, guaranteeing a smooth, stress-free ride into the city, and back out again at the end of your visit. This is the western terminus of the tram line, and will greet any visitors landing at the airport, providing another transport link in addition to those already available.
Ingliston Park & Ride
City centre parking is notoriously tricky (and expensive) in Edinburgh. If you're travelling to Edinburgh by car, it might be best to park at Ingliston (free of charge) and catch the tram in.
In Edinburgh on business? No problem. Corporate clients have streamlined access to RBS Headquarters with the Gogarburn stop.
The latest addition to the list of Edinburgh train stations which opened in December 2016, Edinburgh Gateway was introduced to provide a smooth interchange between the city’s tram line and rail services.
The Gyle Centre is one of Edinburgh’s largest shopping complexes and covers everything from M&S to Morrisons. There's about 400,000 sq ft of retail space, and 70 different outlets, making this a pretty good idea for any wet-weather days, or for a chance to shop 'til you drop.
Edinburgh Park Central
Also known as South Gyle, this area is home to major corporations including HSBC, JP Morgan, and Diageo, and is another stop on the route for business commuters.
Edinburgh Park Station
This stop is situated within Edinburgh Park, and connects to the railway station, linking travellers with stations throughout Scotland and Edinburgh.
Situated next to Edinburgh College and Edinburgh Napier University, this stop is perfect for those who want to check out these state of the art campuses.
Those staying in Edinburgh at Her Majesty’s pleasure may wish to alight at this stop. Carrick Knowe is also nearby, hosting a par 70 golf course with Castle views.
Edinburgh Zoo is just a few minutes walk from this stop, featuring world famous Budongo Trail, and of course Giant Pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang.
Home to Scottish rugby, Murrayfield Stadium also hosts major concerts and other events, and now has its own tram station! Also close by is Murrayfield Ice Rink.
Haymarket is a great area just West of the city centre. Haymarket railway station has links to the rest of Scotland, and the west end has plenty of shops and attractions, including the EICC, Dean Village, and the financial district.
West End Princes Street
This stop is right in the heart of the West End, and surrounded by Edinburgh’s famous Georgian Architecture. Lothian Road and Fountainbridge are a short walk away, offering leisure facilities and excellent bus links to the city’s Southside.
Princes Street is the perfect landing point for all that Edinburgh has to offer. Edinburgh Castle is a stone’s throw away, as are both the Old and New Towns, and all of the galleries, museums and shops that come with them.
St Andrew’s Square
St Andrew’s Square, a beautiful garden, joins the two upmarket shopping and dining havens of Edinburgh together – George Street and Multrees Walk. This is also the best stop for Edinburgh Waverley railway station.
The final stop is the epicenter of Edinburgh's diversity. Trendy Broughton Street and the multicultural Leith splinter off from this stop, both offering bars, restaurants and independent businesses. The Omnicentre leisure complex, and the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre are also just seconds away.
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