All Night Festival Trams

Posted on Thursday, 20th July 2017 at 20:23

As festival fever takes hold in Edinburgh, the city’s tramway is set to launch round-the-clock services at weekends.

Saturday nights during August will see trams running from approximately every 30 minutes between midnight and 5.30am on Sunday morning so festival-goers can make the most of a packed programme of events that’s set to attract visitors from across the world.

Sarah Singh, Edinburgh Trams Service Delivery Manager, explained: “This will be the first time we’ve run trams through the night during this world-renowned celebration of the arts, and these additional services are being introduced in response to feedback from customers who want an easy way to get around the city following late-night performances.

“What’s more, the cost of travelling by tram at night will be the same as during the day, with a single ticket in the City Zone costing just £1.60 for adults.”

Trams will run all night on Saturday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August and to highlight the many exciting things going on across the city during the festival, as well as the additional services, an eye-catching tram with a specially designed ‘wrap’ will be out and about on the system from this weekend.

Sarah added: “As ever, this year’s festival is packed with events and performances to suit all tastes and the wrap will give people an idea of what to expect over coming weeks. Meanwhile the introduction of extra trams will help many night-owls enjoy themselves without worrying about how to get home, or back to their hotel, in the early hours.”

For more information on the Edinburgh International Festival, which runs from August 4 – 28, visit www.eif.co.uk