AUTUMN TESTS

Posted on Thursday, 2nd November 2017 at 14:00

Rugby fans are set to descend on the BT Murrayfield Stadium this month for the first of three Autumn Tests, and Edinburgh Trams is planning to make sure they miss none of the action.

With services from every 3 minutes direct to the stadium from locations such as Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston Park & Ride, Haymarket and the City Centre, the tram offers an attractive way for supporters to get to the match.

The first of the Tests will see Scotland take on Samoa on Saturday, November 11, followed by matches against New Zealand the following week and Australia on November 25.

Dean Anderson, Customer Experience Manager at Edinburgh Trams, explained:

“These highly-anticipated matches are generating a huge amount of excitement, with the matches against the All Blacks and Australia already sold out. We’re gearing up for 3 busy weekends ahead and ask customers to plan extra time in their journeys.”

Travelling with Edinburgh Trams

Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding trams using the ticket vending machines at stops or on the Transport for Edinburgh App. Edinburgh Trams recommends purchasing return tickets to make your journey simpler. Return tickets are available within the City Fare Zone and the Airport Fare Zone. Customers are requested to have their tickets ready for inspection for the gateline, which will be in place at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop.

Ticket prices (City Fare Zone):

  • SINGLEticket   £1.60 (adult) or £0.80 (child)
  • RETURNticket £3.20 (adult) or £1.60 (child)

Ticket prices (Airport Fare Zone):

  • SINGLEticket   £5.50 (adult) or £3.00 (child)
  • RETURNticket £8.50 (adult) or £4.50 (child)

Please note: Customers who do not purchase a ticket in advance are subject to payment of the £10 On-board fare.

Additional Travel Information

With up to 67,000 fans attending each match, our services are expected to be very busy with queuing likely at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop after the match. Our trams carry up to 250 people and we’ll be running them from every 3 minutes in both directions to get customers on their way as quickly as possible. For those who would prefer not to queue, the West End is approximately a 15 minute walk from the staium. Alternatively, bus services operate from Westfield Road, Gorgie Road and Corstorphine Road. Visit www.lothianbuses.co.uk for more information.

Security Information

Scottish Rugby Union have introduced a 'small bag only' policy. Bags no more than A5 size will be permitted. Fans should be prepared for bag searches at the stadium turnstiles. Read more here.