NT1772 : Edinburgh Gateway - 6

taken 3 years ago, near to Gogar, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Edinburgh Gateway - 6
Edinburgh Gateway - 6
A tram leaving the new tramstop for the town centre. The covered access from the new Edinburgh Gateway station is on the right, and the A8/A720 roundabout at top left.
Edinburgh Gateway
A new £41million railway station built on the western outskirts of Edinburgh to link trains from the north with the Edinburgh Trams which provide a service to the airport. Construction began in January 2015 and it was opened by the Scottish Minister for Transport and the Islands on 9 December 2016. There is also pedestrian access from the station to the Gyle Centre and the A8 Glasgow-Edinburgh road. It is part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) which includes the electrification of central Scotlandís railway infrastructure to give increased capacity and faster speeds on key routes. It has two 265m (10 car) platforms and a large concourse. There is step free access to the platforms and the tram stop. The tram stop is an addition to the existing tram line, between those at the Gyle Centre and Gogarburn.
Edinburgh Trams :: NT2473
Trams returned to Edinburgh's streets in 2014 after an absence of nearly 60 years. The project to build the new tram system did not go smoothly. Costs rose and a proposed extension of the route from the centre of Edinburgh to Leith had to be shelved. The initial tram line links Edinburgh city centre with the airport, to the west of the city.

In Edinburgh city centre, the trams run on-street. Outside the city centre, they run on segregated track.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Gogar  Edinburgh 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1756 7272 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4259N 3:19.2832W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1763 7273
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Railway Station  Edinburgh Gateway  Edinburgh Trams  New Railway Station 

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