Edinburgh Trams and ScotRail have joined forces and are urging customers to think carefully before using public transport this weekend.
On Saturday (26 June), BT Murrayfield will host the British & Irish Lions v Japan with an expected crowd of 16,500. Kick off is at 3pm which means services will be busier than usual on Saturday afternoon, as people head to and from the event.
The operators are reminding anyone who needs to travel by public transport, that physical distancing is still required by the Scottish Government.
Therefore, if you cannot walk, wheel, cycle or take private transport, there are a few key things to remember:
- Avoid travelling immediately prior to or after the event
- Buy your ticket in advance or use smart ticketing or contactless payment
- Don’t board if you think it’s not safe
- Maintain 1m physical distancing, wear a face covering and wash/sanitise your hands
- Queuing times may be longer so be kind to transport workers and other customers
Dean Anderson, Customer Experience Manager at Edinburgh Trams said:
“While we are delighted to see rugby returning to the city, practising safe physical distancing and supporting an event of this size is extremely challenging for public transport operators.
“For those who rely on us, we will do everything practically possibly to help customers have a positive experience. However, there is a responsibility on everyone to make smart choices and do the right thing.”
You can find out more about using the tram on an event day here.