The Trams

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 Current All over advert Notes Photo
251 21.2.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Currently in Fleet Livery Previously carried #tramspotting livery from 14.1.17 until April 2018. 251 at Edinburgh Park Central251 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 no 251 in Edinburgh Live all over advert approaches Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 22.6.19
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 'My Edinburgh Park'. advert first appeared: 1.6.18, 2nd version of this advert   254 at Ingliston Park and Ride254 at Ingliston Park and RideWearing an updated advert for 'My Edinburgh Park' CAF Urbos 3 254 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with a service from Airport - York Place 6.11.20
255 29.10.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Advert for 'Forever Edinburgh' 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 Central255, wearing a new advert for 'Forever Edinburgh' pauses at Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 17.10.20
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 Ray Harryhausen Titan of Cinema exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland Nov 2020   257 at Ingliston Park and Ride257 at Ingliston Park and RideThe latest Edinburgh tram to receive a new advert livery is 257, which is seen arriving at Ingliston Park and Ride on an Airport - York Place service wearing an advert from the Ray Harryhausen 'Titan of Cinema' exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland 13.11.20
258 24.4.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for John Lewis 'Edinburgh's new Landmark'   258 at Ingliston Park and Ride258 at Ingliston Park and RideAdvertising 'John Lewis, Edinburgh's new landmark' CAF Urbos 3 no 258 arrives at Ingliston Park and Ride with a service from Airport - York Place. This end of 258 was involved in the collision with a bus near the Airport and is unbranded next to the cab windows 4.6.21
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 Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign. First tram to call at Edinburgh Gateway stop 260 at Ingliston Park and Ride260 at Ingliston Park and RideWearing an advert for Johnnie Walker's #jointhepact campaign, 260 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with a service from Airport - York Place 9.7.20
261 27.3.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Currently in Fleet Livery with addition of vynal masks on cab ends containing the phrase '#StaySafe and cover up' First tram to receive external all over advertising. 261 at Ingliston Park and Ride261 at Ingliston Park and RideWith new vynal mask promoting mandatory wearing of face masks on board the trams, CAF Urbos 3 261 departs Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 16.7.20
262 18.9.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Currently in Fleet Livery with addition of vynal masks on cab ends containing the phrase '#StaySafe and cover up'   262 at Ingliston Park and Ride262 at Ingliston Park and RideWith new vynal mask promoting mandatory wearing of face masks on board the trams, CAF Urbos 3 262 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 3.7.20
263 3.7.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Currently in Fleet Livery with addition of vynal masks on cab ends containing the phrase '#StaySafe and cover up'   263 at Ingliston Park and Ride263 at Ingliston Park and RideWith new vynal mask promoting mandatory wearing of face masks on board the trams, CAF Urbos 3 263 pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Airport - York Place service 13.7.20
264 7.8.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for Johnnie Walker's Don't Drink and Drive campaign. First tram to travel along the Edinburgh Park - Haymarket and Haymarket - York Place Sections on test 264 at Edinburgh Park Central264 at Edinburgh Park CentralCAF Urbos 3 264 in a blue all over advert for Johnnie Walker's #jointhepact campaign departs Edinburgh Park Central with a service from York Place - Airport 17.10.20
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 Currently in Fleet Livery First tram to run on section between Gogar Depot and Edinburgh Park 8.10.13 267 at Edinburgh Park Central267 at Edinburgh Park Central267 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with a service from Airport - York Place 16.7.20
268 16.7.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Updated advert for 'My Edinburgh Park'   268 at Edinburgh Park Central268 at Edinburgh Park Central'My Edinburgh Park' liveried 268 approaches Edinburgh Park Central with an Airport - York Place service 17.10.20
269 10.12.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Currently in Fleet Livery with addition of vynal masks on cab ends containing the phrase '#StaySafe and cover up' Final tram to be delivered 269 at Ingliston Park and Ride269 at Ingliston Park and Ride269 is seen at Ingliston Park and Ride with an Edinburgh Airport - York Place 28.7.17
270 17.1.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Currently in Fleet Livery   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 Parabola 'My Edinburgh Park' 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 CentralCAF Urbos 3 No 271, wearing adverts for 'My Edinburgh Park' departs Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 16.4.21
272 30.1.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Currently in Fleet Livery Fitted with trial window filters in 9.15 to try and reduce temperatures for passengers inside tram. 272 at Ingliston Park and Ride272 at Ingliston Park and RideEdinburgh's CAF Urbos 272, wearing an advert for John Lewis, pauses at Ingliston Park and Ride with a service from Airport - York Place 13.11.20
273 6.6.12 Madder and White with platinum lining Currently in Fleet Livery   273 at York Place273 at York Place273 waits to depart York Place with a service for Edinburgh Airport 20.6.14
274 24.11.11 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for Parabola   274 at Edinburgh Park Central274 at Edinburgh Park CentralParabola liveried 274 departs Edinburgh Park Central with a service from Airport - York Place 16.7.20
275 31.10.11 Madder and White with platinum lining Scottish Rugby #AsOne 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 at Ingliston Park and Ride275 at Ingliston Park and RideWearing the SRU 'As One' advert, 275 approaches Ingliston Park and Ride with a service from the Airport to York Place 15.7.20
276 15.11.11 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for Parabola   276 at Edinburgh Park Central276 at Edinburgh Park CentralParabola liveried 276 departs Edinburgh Park Central with a service from York Place - Airport 16.7.20
277 17.10.11 Madder and White with platinum lining Carries external advertising for Parabola

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 3 277 in Parabola livery is seen departing Edinburgh Park Central with a York Place - Airport service 17.10.20

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