Edinburgh's tram service has taken its first paying
customers as the long-awaited route from the airport to the city centre
opened to the public.
The first tram service set off at 05:00 on 31st May 2014
from the Gyle shopping centre in the west of the city.
It follows six years of disruption and problems,
including a bitter dispute between the council and its contractor.
The Edinburgh tram route cost £776m and covers 8.7 miles
(14km) from the New Town to Edinburgh Airport.
In the decade since the first money was allocated to the
project, the price has doubled, the network has halved and it has taken
twice as long to build as originally planned.