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Luckily 276 was the very first tram that I saw that day!
The livery, the same on both sides of the tram, advertises their Braveheart's revenge show, which opened in June 2018.
Also of note, one of the panels on 257's #jointhepact advert has been changed on either side of the tram to show a person signing their name on a wall full of signatures.
With the many different advert liveries featured on the Edinburgh Trams, here is a table showing the current advertising livery for each tram and previous adverts carried.
|Number||Current Advert||Previous Adverts|
|251||CR Smith (From Cumbernauld to St Fillans)||#tramspotting|
|252||CR Smith ()|
|253||CR Smith (From the Royal Mile to Balintore)|
|254||Parabola “community and architectural exemplar”|
|255||CR Smith ()|
|256||CR Smith (Window, Door and Conservatory repair and restoration)|
|257||#jointhepact Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign.|
|258||CR Smith ()|
|259||CR Smith (From Carrbridge to the Forth)|
|260||CR Smith (From Glasgow - Peterhead)|
|261||CR Smith (From Glen Nevis - North Queensferry)||
Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2017
£3.20 return (Promoting return tickets to Scotland v Wales in Rugby 6 nations 2017)
Trampede (Promoting the Royal Highland Show 2017)
Edinburgh Festival 70 (Promoting Edinburgh Festival's 70th anniversary and travel by tram to it)
|262||CR Smith. (From Dunblane - St Andrews)|
|263||CR Smith.(From Lossiemouth - Kinross)|
|264||Parabola and the Festival Fringe|
|265||CR Smith (Window, Door and Conservatory repair and restoration)|
|266||CR Smith. (From Falkirk to Musselburgh)|
|267||CR Smith. (From Largs - Dundee)|
|268||Parabola “community and architectural exemplar”|
|269||CR Smith (From Inverness to Edinburgh)|
|270||CR Smith (From Fraserburgh - Finneston)|
|272||CR Smith (From Troon - Edinburgh)|
|273||#jointhepact Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign.|
|274||CR Smith (From Pitlochry - Meadowbank)|
|275||CR Smith (From Speyside to Aberdeen)|
Edinburgh's Christmas 2017 and Hogmanay 2018
Royal Highland Show 2018
|277||CR Smith. ()|
276 has received an advert for the Edinburgh Dungeons. The advert has a mainly black base and is of the standard all over advert design. Unfortunately, the tram wasn't out in service today so didn't manage a photograph. This advert replaced the Royal Highland Show advert previously carried.
264 was the final tram to retain fleet livery and is now the third tram to receive an advert for Parabola, however this one is also advertising the Fringe Society and is due to wear this livery 12 months.
271 has received an advert for Tiso, this has replaced the all over advert for Qatar Airlines that it had carried since January.
During August, the trams are operating through out the night on Saturdays to allow easy travel home from the Festival. Also the trams are beginning to receive fleet numbers above the cab windscreens
Trams seen in service on 4.8.18:
251, 254, 256, 262, 263, 264, 266, 267, 268, 271, 272, 277
|264||264 advert panels||264 advert panels|
|271||271 advert panel (all 4 the same)|
|365523||65916||72285||72284||65957||First unit to be delivered and used on driver training|
|365533||65926||72305||72304||65967||Last unit to be delivered|
|365537||65930||72313||72312||65971||named 'Daniel Edwards - Cambridge Driver 1974-2010'||
Thursday 19th July saw Electric units working for the first time between Glasgow Queen Street and Falkirk Grahamston. The electrification was recently completed from Cumbernauld up to Falkirk Grahamston and then on to the Edinburgh - Glasgow Line. 380013 and 380017 were the units working on the service on the first day.
Meanwhile on the Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Queen Street line, the service between the 2 cities was operated entirely by Electric units for the first time, with class 365 and 380's operating the workings.
Units operating were:
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