A tram service operated in Edinburgh 1871 and 1956, but was replaced by bus services. In a bid to go clean and green, infrastructure for a 21st century tram network is currently being built in the city centre. The tram line will run from the city centre to Edinburgh Airport, with further extensions planned for the future. Run by Edinburgh City Council, the trams will therefore be fully amalgamated with the Lothian Bus service.
Tourists should be advised not to bring up the subject of the trams with the locals, the disruption caused by the construction work is an especially sensitive subject for the taxi drivers!