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27 CAF Urbos Type 3 trams were ordered for the Edinburgh Tramway.  

256 at Ingliston Park and Ride256 at Ingliston Park and RideThe 19th CR Smith advert tram (advertising their door window and conservatory upgrade and repair service), 256 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with a service from Airport - York Place 25.5.18 Technical information

Built by CAF
Model Urbos Type 3
Number Built 27
Delivered 2010-2012
Fleet Numbers 251-277
Driven from Either end (double ended)
Number of Sections 7
Top Speed 43 MPH
Seating 78
Standing Passengers 170
Wheelchair Spaces 2
Step Free Access Throughout Each Tram
Air Conditioning Yes
Defibrillators Carried on board each tram

Each tram is articulated with wheels under sections 1,3,5 and 7.    

The 27 trams were ordered for the original planned line from the Airport to Newhaven and the Branch to Granton.   However as the line is currently curtailed at York Place, only 14- 17 trams are needed to operate the service.   To even out the mileage and usage of the trams, they are cycled in and out of service regularly.  

Fleet Number Delivery Date Livery All over advert Notes Photo
251 21.2.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith (From Cumbernauld to St Fillans) advert first appeared: 29.4.18 Previously carried #tramspotting livery from 14.1.17 until April 2018. 251's advert section251's advert sectionThe 18th and last tram to receive the CR Smith advert is 251. It's advert section is 'From Cumbernauld to St Fillans' and features the Arria mermaid statue found next to the M80 at Cumbernauld and the Mirror man statue found in Loch Earn at St Fillans. 4.5.18
252 27.4.10 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Bannockburn to Dundee). advert first appeared: 3.10.17 Was on display on Princes Street during 2010. Then Stored in a bus yard in Broxburn until 18.10.11 252 at Edinburgh Park Central252 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 252 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 3.2.18
253 13.7.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith.(From the Royal Mile to Balintore) advert first appeared: 20.1.18   253 at Edinburgh Park Central253 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 253 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 27.1.18
254 20.11.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for Parabola. advert first appeared: 1.6.18   254 at Edinburgh Park Central254 at Edinburgh Park Central254 is the latest tram to feature external advertising, the latest advert is for Parabola, who are developing a new “community and architectural exemplar” at Edinburgh Park. 254 is seen at Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 2.6.18
255 29.10.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (Fae Leith tae Alloway). advert first appeared: 29.10.17 First tram to depart Gogar Depot on Launch day (not in service but to stable at Haymarket Yards) 255 at Edinburgh Park Central255 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 255 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 3.2.18
256 16.10.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith (Window, Door and Conservatory repair and restoration). advert first appeared: 17.5.18   256 at Ingliston Park and Ride256 at Ingliston Park and RideThe 19th CR Smith advert tram (advertising their door window and conservatory upgrade and repair service), 256 accelerates away from Ingliston Park and Ride with a service from Airport - York Place 25.5.18
257 2.5.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign. advert first appeared:10.2.18   257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideSporting a new advert for a Don't Drink and Drive campaign by Johnnie Walker, 257 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.2.18
258 24.4.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Turnberry to Blair Drummond) advert first appeared: 29.9.17   258 at Ingilston Park and Ride258 at Ingilston Park and RideCAF Urbos 3 258 arrives at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 30.9.17
259 11.4.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Carrbridge to the Forth). advert first appeared:10.8.17   259's advert vynal259's advert vynal259's from Carrbridge to the Forth vynal, which makes up part of the advert for CR Smith carried by this tram 8.9.17
260 22.5.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Glasgow - Peterhead). advert first appeared: 30.8.17 First tram to call at Edinburgh Gateway stop 260 departs Ingliston Park and Ride260 departs Ingliston Park and Ride260 departs Ingliston Park and Ride with an Edinburgh Airport - York Place service 8.9.17
261 27.3.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Glen Nevis - North Queensferry). advert first appeared: 1.9.17 First tram to receive external all over advertising. 261 at Ingliston Park and Ride261 at Ingliston Park and Ride261 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Edinburgh Airport - York Place service, it was the 6th tram to receive CR Smith advertising, replacing its previous advert for the Edinburgh Festival that it carried during August 8.9.17
262 18.9.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Dunblane - St Andrews). advert first appeared:9.9.17   262 at Ingliston Park and Ride262 at Ingliston Park and Ride262 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 15.9.17
263 3.7.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith.(From Lossiemouth - Kinross). advert first appeared: 29.8.17   263's advert263's advertCR Smith advert on tram 263 24.11.17
264 7.8.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries advert for Parabola and the Fringe advert first appeared July 2018 First tram to travel along the Edinburgh Park - Haymarket and Haymarket - York Place Sections on test 264 at Edinburgh Park Central264 at Edinburgh Park Central264 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 4.8.18
265 26.7.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith (Window, Door and Conservatory repair and restoration). advert first appeared: 4.6.18   256 at Edinburgh Park Central256 at Edinburgh Park Central256, advertising CR Smith's door window and conservatory upgrade and repair service departs Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 2.6.18
266 2.10.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Falkirk to Musselburgh). advert first appeared: 10.8.17   266 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride266 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride266 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with an Edinburgh Airport - York Place service. 266 was one of the first trams to receive the CR Smith advertising as part of an 18 tram contract. 8.9.17
267 18.6.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Largs - Dundee).advert first appeared: 16.9.17 First tram to run on section between Gogar Depot and Edinburgh Park 8.10.13 267 at Edinburgh Park Central267 at Edinburgh Park CentralCaf Urbos 267 pauses at Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 4.11.17
268 16.7.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for Parabola. advert first appeared: 4.6.18   268 at Edinburgh Park Central268 at Edinburgh Park Central268 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a service from Airport - York Place service 4.8.18
269 10.12.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith (From Inverness to Edinburgh): 17.10.17 Final tram to be delivered 269 at Edinburgh Park Central269 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 269 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 6.1.18
270 17.1.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Fraserburgh - Finneston). advert first appeared: 6.9.17   270 at Edinburgh Park Central270 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 270 departs Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 6.1.18
271 13.3.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for Tiso, advert appeared 28.7.18. Previous advert: Qatar Airways: advert first appeared: 27.1.18 Additional opening windows fitted to try and reduce temperatures in tram during the summer.   Fitted 9.15 271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 at Edinburgh Park Central271 in it's new advert for Tiso, approaches Edinburgh Park with a York Place - Airport service 4.8.18
272 30.1.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Troon - Edinburgh). advert first appeared: 29.8.17 Fitted with trial window filters in 9.15 to try and reduce temperatures for passengers inside tram. 272 at Edinburgh Park Central272 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 272 arrives at Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 25.11.17
273 6.6.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign. advert first appeared: 12.2.18   273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273 at Ingliston Park and Ride273, wearing the #jointhepact 'Never Drink and Drive' campaign advertising, pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 25.5.18
274 24.11.11 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Pitlochry - Meadowbank). advert first appeared: 16.9.17   274's advert detail274's advert detail274's CR Smith advert features stunning artwork featuring a salmon leaping up stream (Pitlochry) and an athlete jumping over a hurdle (Meadowbank) 15.9.17
275 31.10.11 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith (From Speyside to Aberdeen). advert first appeared: 8.10.17 Carried branding during May 2014 with #readytoroll advertising the opening date of the system as 31.5.14. First tram to carry passengers on opening day. 275 approaches Edinburgh Park Central275 approaches Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 275 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 27.1.18
276 15.11.11 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for the Edinburgh Dungeons, advert first appeared July 2018.   276 at Edinburgh Park Central276 at Edinburgh Park Central276 wearing it's new advert for the Edinburgh Dungeon, approaches Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 8.8.18
277 17.10.11 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for CR Smith. (From Lochmaben to Dunfermilne). advert first appeared: 23.9.17

First tram to move under own power.  Did first test run from Gogar Depot - Airport on 12.12.12

277 at Edinburgh Park Central277 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 277 departs Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 6.1.18

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