Extra tram staff for Royal Highland Show

A tram approaches Ingliston Park and Ride

A tram approaches Ingliston Park and Ride

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TRAM bosses will deploy extra staff at the stop closest to the Royal Highland Show to advise visitors on the safest walking route to the venue.

The move comes after the Evening News revealed that organisers had warned people not to take the tram to the four-day show because “the stops are a long way away”.

They said the Ingliston park and ride tram stop was about 15 minutes’ walk from the showground and meant taking narrow footpaths along busy roads.

Now Transport for Edinburgh staff have tested the route for themselves and were due to be on hand over the weekend to direct people on the best way to get from the stop to the show.

Transport convener Lesley Hinds said: “We know people are using the trams to get to the show and we don’t want people getting off the tram and there’s nothing to tell them where to go.”

A Transport for Edinburgh spokesperson said: “We recommend crossing at Eastfield Road adjacent to the entrance to the Park & Ride and following the A8 west bound before talking a right into Ingliston Road where they will find the entrance to the showground.”

Lothian Buses is running a special 98 service direct to the show, picking up from George Street outside The Dome, Shandwick Place and Haymarket Station.