From our DGM - a big thank you

Posted on Thursday, 13th March 2014 at 21:23

After publically calling for 1000 volunteers for exercise Salvador - a crowd control test at Murrayfield Stadium - we were overwhelmed with your response.

In less than 24 hours all of the available places were filled and we had to regretfully turn down further volunteers, many of whom wrote in with some touching stories of experiences with the Edinburgh Trams Network of the 1950's.

On the day itself we brought our volunteers into the stadium where they received a pre-exercise briefing from Michael Powell, our Safety and Standards Manager. 

Then it was off to the Murrayfield Stadium tramstop and part A of the exercise, where our team of Ticketing Services Assistants were waiting to start managing passengers onto the waiting trams.

Our volunteers were soon on the platforms and waiting for their trams; which, depending on the volunteers allocation, whisked them towards the Airport or the towards Haymarket.

The trams then came back to Murrayfield and let off our volunteers, ready for Part B of the exercise.

Our patient volunteers then waited just outside Murrayfield stadium for part B to start.

It was back up the Murrayfield Stadium tramstop steps and on to the trams.

As before, the trams went their separate ways for a short distance up and down the track and then turned back to Murrayfield, where they let our volunteers out. Part B of exercise Salvador was complete.

Afterwards, as a little thank you, our volunteers were given the opportunity to ride a tram all the way to the Airport and back to Murrayfield, where we concluded the day's events.  

Once again, I'd like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to our volunteers for giving up their time and helping us take another step forward in providing the best possible service for Edinburgh. We really appreciate it.


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