T2 director Danny Boyle has claimed Edinburgh council chiefs begged him to include the trams in the Trainspotting sequel.
Mark Renton, played by Ewan McGregor, takes a tram journey from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre in the early stages of the hit film.
And in a radio interview, Boyle has revealed: “They [the council] were very keen for us to use the tram. Everybody said ‘Because nobody else does and it’s always empty. Please put Ewan McGregor on it. Please’. So we did.”
A council spokesperson said: “We didn’t make Danny Boyle choose trams. All filming locations came at his request.”