Normal service resumes on Edinburgh’s trams amid growing demand

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Edinburgh’s tram services are resuming a normal timetable this week, for the first time in 16 months as demand increases.

From Monday [07 June], services began operating every seven minutes throughout the day.

According to the operator, with the majority of Scotland entering Level 1 next week, demand for tram travel is expected to continue to increase. Additional services will not only help meet demand, but allow customers to practice safe physical distancing.

Ticket Inspectors are also back, so the public are being encouraged to ensure they have purchased a ticket, validated their smartcard or activated their mticket before boarding, otherwise the £10 on-board fare will apply.

Lea Harrison, managing director of Edinburgh Trams, said: “Resuming our normal timetable doubles the services we were previously operating, and will help our customers feel more comfortable when travelling by tram.

“We’re still urging customers to respect the Scottish government’s guidance when travelling by public transport, which includes wearing a face covering (unless exempt) and maintaining 1m physical distancing, wherever possible. If you think the tram is too busy, please wait for the next one, which will now only be seven minutes later.”

Services to the city centre commence at 5am from Gyle Centre and 6.18am from Edinburgh Airport. Services to Edinburgh Airport commence at 5.30am from York Place.

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