The first trial run of an Edinburgh Tram has taken place over 500m of track that has been laid at the network’s Gogar tram Depot.
The tram underwent tests at speeds of up to 30mph on the short length of test track.
Edinburgh City Council has taken delivery of five trams to date, with 22 more still to arrive at the depot over the course of 2012.
The latest milestone in the project comes in advance of an event planned for this Thursday that will see the council take full possession of the Gogar depot where the trams will be stored.
Councillor Gordon Mackenzie, transport convenor, visited the depot today to witness testing first hand.
“With work progressing along the length of the route from next month, there is little doubt that the project has gained momentum in recent weeks,” he said.
“I'm sure that the first sight of trams being tested will come as a welcome boost to the people of Edinburgh – as it has for me today.”
The City of Edinburgh Council recently confirmed that the tram line to St Andrew Square is now likely to be complete by summer 2014.
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