TRAMS BEAT THE BEAST

Posted on Saturday, 3rd March 2018 at 11:27

Edinburgh Trams recorded more than 30,000 customer journeys during the last three days of extreme weather conditions.

The so called ‘Beast from the East’ brought disruption throughout the country and caused travel chaos for many. When most other public transport came to a stop, employees at Edinburgh Trams pulled together with dedicated shifts working tirelessly around the clock to keep tracks clear of snow and allowing trams to run through the city.

Edinburgh Trams provided a lifeline to many customers by offering free services throughout the night on the worst hit day meaning trams ran in passenger service continuously for 43 hours.

Lea Harrison, Managing Director at Edinburgh Trams said:

“We are delighted that our efforts were able to keep so many people moving around the city.

“Our teams have worked day and night and have shown what a real ‘can-do’ attitude can achieve, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

“We are grateful for the hundreds of customers that have got in touch to thank us for our efforts.”

Edinburgh Trams were able to resume normal timetable today (Saturday, March 3) seeing services run from every 7 minutes over the weekend.