Edinburgh’s award-winning tram network is planning to help visitors and local residents to make the most of a packed programme of arts events in the city this summer by running late-night trams at weekends.

In addition to trams from every seven minutes throughout the day, a 20-minute service will continue until 1.30am on Friday and Saturday nights during the city’s eagerly awaited festival season.

Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams’ Managing Director, commented:

Throughout August the city is home to a series of world-famous events, including the main festival, Royal Edinburgh Tattoo and acclaimed Fringe performances, and we wanted to make it as easy as possible to get to and from venues, even late at night.

In previous years, thousands of people have taken advantage of our late-night services and they’ve certainly proved a hit with festival goers. They are clearly popular and reflect our commitment to first-class customer service.

Until the early hours of the morning, trams will serve all stops between St Andrew Square and the airport with our normal range of tram tickets accepted at no extra cost.

Visitors to the city can also save on the cost of parking by taking advantage of 1,000 free spaces at the Ingliston Park & Ride before completing their journey by tram. The facility will remain open beyond the usual closing time of 2am on nights when late-night services are running.

Further information on great value ticket deals can be found here.

A 20-minute service will run each Friday and Saturday night throughout the festival season to help customers to travel to and from the venues