NT1772 : Edinburgh Gateway - 14

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

Edinburgh Gateway - 14
Edinburgh Gateway - 14
Turn right for the lift - textured floor markings to assist blind stick-users that they need to turn. On the link between train and tram. This was new to me.
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.
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.
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Monday, 12 December, 2016   (more nearby)
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Monday, 12 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Health and social services 
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Gogar  Edinburgh 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1760 7274 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4371N 3:19.2452W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1760 7274
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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