Additional late-night trams and a free shuttle bus have been lined up to help concert goers enjoy what’s sure to be the best of live music at the Royal Highland Centre over the next couple of weeks.
Services already run until 1:30am on every Friday and Saturday night during the city’s festival season, but Edinburgh’s award-winning tram network is gearing up to offer late-night travel on all evenings when shows take to the stage including the eagerly awaited Connect festival.
After the usual last tram at 11:30pm, a 20-minute service will then be in operation until around midnight to ensure everyone can have a safe ride home or accommodation.
A free shuttle service will also link the nearby Ingliston Park & Ride stop with the Royal Highland Centre which will become home to an extraordinary celebration of music and arts.
Lea Harrison, the tram operator’s Managing Director, commented:
With an exciting array of artists and performers from different backgrounds, this series of concerts promises to thrill audiences to the max.
Surely, roads around the venue will be extremely busy, and we want to provide a convenient alternative to travelling by car by running a later timetable following the final encores. Trams will serve all stops, including Ingliston Park & Ride, and tram tickets will be accepted at no extra cost.
What’s more, groups heading together for these gigs can pre-purchase the tram operator’s ‘Family Day Tripper’ ticket here which allows unlimited travel for up to two adults and three children.
The fun kicks off on Friday, August 19, when Sydney’s Tom Lowndes and his ‘Hot Dub Time Machine’ brings together diverse crowds and will wrap up with Connect and its unique performances. Further details about the events can be found here.