NT1772 : Edinburgh Gateway - 23

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

Edinburgh Gateway - 23
Edinburgh Gateway - 23
Tram tracks to the depot, retaining wall, and the drop off/pick up point for the new station. Seen from the link over the tracks from station to tram stop.
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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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 7276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4475N 3:19.2839W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1760 7275
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Retaining Wall  Edinburgh Trams  Edinburgh Gateway 

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