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Edinburgh Trams

Post by RobbieM » 04 Aug 2014, 22:32

Challenge: To finally experience tram travel in Edinburgh after all these years of building the network.

Date attempted: Fri 25th July 2014.

Starting station: St Andrew Square.

Finishing station: West End.

I turned up at around 5pm at St Andrew Square tram top. Having had a day out on a bus rover ticket, I just wanted to finally experience tram travel in Edinburgh before heading back to my friend’s flat in Tollcross.

I then discover that the whole tram network has been down for a couple of hours due to a broken down tram. So I wait for some time, and then give up.

And begin to walk along Princes St, where there is a tram waiting at the Princes St stop. I decide to get on it, and sit there, not knowing when the network will be up and running again.

And after ten minutes, it was! Began moving. Then stopped. There’s a lot of traffic using Princes St in the rush hour. Inched along slowly…

After several minutes, we finally reached the next stop – West End. So I disembarked, not much nearer to my destination than when I started, but hey, it was the experience that mattered.

Duration? Dunno – about half an hour in total.

So, when will someone undertake a full-network Edinburgh Tram record? (My advice is not to attempt it in rush hour…)
After you, madam - I'll wait for the next direct train to Mill Hill East.
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Post by DrainBrain » 05 Aug 2014, 07:46

RobbieM wrote:I then discover that the whole tram network has been down for a couple of hours due to a broken down tram. So I wait for some time, and then give up.
Things never go right on a Full Network, do they?
RobbieM wrote:So, when will someone undertake a full-network Edinburgh Tram record? (My advice is not to attempt it in rush hour…)
I was thinking of giving it a go, but I'm struggling with the route planning. :D

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Post by hopeful traveller » 13 Aug 2014, 22:40

Geoff claims to have done (and won) this according to his Twitter feed.
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Post by RobbieM » 15 Aug 2014, 14:17

hopeful traveller wrote:Geoff claims to have done (and won) this according to his Twitter feed.
Maybe he's written about it somewhere on this site, but now the post just reads "Trains"... :)
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Post by moley » 16 Aug 2014, 23:21

Well, I along with a couple of others today also complete the Edingburgh a Tram challenge... Time to be confirmed shortly.
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Post by moley » 17 Aug 2014, 11:15

Matthew a Frost, Chris Green & Charlotte Green 39min 08 secs
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Post by RobbieM » 17 Aug 2014, 16:24

moley wrote:Matthew a Frost, Chris Green & Charlotte Green 39min 08 secs
Well done - curiously, which were your starting and finishing stations?
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Post by moley » 17 Aug 2014, 19:34

RobbieM wrote:
moley wrote:Matthew a Frost, Chris Green & Charlotte Green 39min 08 secs
Well done - curiously, which were your starting and finishing stations?
Now that would be saying.
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Post by RobbieM » 17 Sep 2014, 19:08

Now, would anyone like to try this particular challenge tomorrow?
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