NT1772 : Edinburgh Gateway - 27

taken 2 years ago, near to Gogar, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Edinburgh Gateway - 27
Edinburgh Gateway - 27
Seen from the western approach to the new station, which is on the left. The tram stop is on the right, at a lower level and connected by a large access bridge.
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)
Edinburgh  Gogar 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tram Stop 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1754 7272 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4257N 3:19.3024W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1748 7273
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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ScotRail  Edinburgh Gateway  New Railway Station  Edinburgh Trams 

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