From today (24 August), Edinburgh Trams will be introducing a new timetable which will see the return of more frequent services at peak times throughout the day.
In response to customer demand, services will be operating from every seven minutes between 12 noon and 2pm. Additionally, extra services will operate at other times based on observations on the day. Services will operate every 15 minutes outside of these times.
Jon McCulley, Operations Manager at Edinburgh Trams said:
“We’ve been closely monitoring our operation to ensure we provide a service that’s in line with demand, but which allows customers to adhere to physical distancing requirements.
“This is a positive step forward and we’re already preparing for the next enhancement as we slowly but surely return to normal.”
Customers are being reminded to follow guidelines including the requirement to wear a face covering. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Travel Advice page.
Edinburgh Trams operate a ‘buy before you board’ policy. This means all tickets, smartcards and mtickets must be purchased, activated or validated before boarding the tram. Once on board, they should be clearly presented to the Ticket Inspector who will visually inspect them.