Tram Testing

at

Murrayfield

and a couple of views from on board the tram on its
test return journey from Murrayfield to Edinburgh Airport

March 2014

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1.

Logo on the side of a Tram

The tram was being tested and had just arrived back at Murrayfield Tram Stop, having taken passengers (including me) on  return trip from Murrayfield to Edinburgh Airport.

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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2.

Tram Ticket and Sticker

This was my tram ticket from the tram testing Exercise Salvador.  It measured 4.6cm x 5.5cm.

The trams are now scheduled to go live in May 2014, several years behind the original  schedule.
Whoever was responsible for this ticket  seems to not realise that we've now reached 2014!.

This was the sticker that I was given to wear.  For the 11am journeys:
    -  those with yellow stickers travelled towards Haymarket then to the Airport and back.
    -  those with orange stickers travelled to the Airport, then towards Haymarket and back.

 

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  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                                  Photo taken: March 12, 2014

 

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3.

View from the cab

The tram here was being tested between the Gogar tram depot and Ingliston Park & Ride, the last tram stop before Edinburgh Airport

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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4.

Tram Workers

There were lots of tram workers watching the testing of the trams during Exercise Salvador.   Here are some of them standing beside Murrayfield Tram Stop, with no trams in sight!

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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5.

Tram Workers

Tram workers make their way up the steps from outside Murrayfield Stadium to Murrayfield Tram Stop.  They are on their way to check tickets at the top of the steps.

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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6.

Tram Workers

The tram workers hold back the passengers in order to limit the number of travellers waiting on the platform at Murrayfield Tram Stop

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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7.

Two Trams east of Murrayfield

Looking to the east towards Haymarket from the platform at Murrayfield Tram Stop

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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8.

Two Trams at Murrayfield

Looking to the west towards Edinburgh Airport from Murrayfield Tram Stop.  The tram at the left is standing at the west-bound tram stop.

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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9.

Two Trams at Murrayfield

Looking to the west towards Edinburgh Airport from Murrayfield Tram Stop.  The tram at the left has just brought passengers back to Murrayfield from a journey that took them towards Haymarket.

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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10.

Tram Approaching Murrayfield

A Tram approaches Murrayfield Tram Stop from the West

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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11.

Tram Approaching Murrayfield

A Tram approaches Murrayfield Tram Stop from the West.  This photo was taken a few seconds after Photo 10 above.

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

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12.

View from the back of the tram

This photo was taken through the back window of the tram, on its way from Edinburgh Airport to Murrayfield, as the tram approached Edinburgh Park tram stop.

This view looks back down the line towards the ramp that carries the tram tracks over the Edinburgh-Glasgow railway line immediately to the west of Edinburgh Park Railway Station.

 

Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk.                                                                                                              Photo taken: March 13, 2014

 

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   Testing Edinburgh's new trams  -  Exercise Salvador  -  13 March 2014

 

Comment

1.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

Testing the Trams

"The photos above were all taken on 13 March 2014,  during Exercise Salvador, an exercise in which 1,000 members of the public were invited to test Edinburgh's new trams, a couple of months before their launch.

The tram bosses were particularly keen to test the trams' ability to cope with 60,000 fans expected to attend the 'One Direction' concert at Murrayfield Stadium on 3 June 2014, shortly after the tram system goes live."

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 30, 2014

 

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