Trams pass One Direction test with 10,000 users

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TRAM bosses believe Edinburgh’s new transport system passed a key test by successfully carrying thousands of concert-goers to and from the 1D gig.

An estimated 10,000 people left the concert by tram. Edinburgh Trams general manager Tom Norris said: “We successfully and safely transported thousands to the concert earlier in the evening which went very well indeed. At the end of the concert, queues were long and we moved people as fast as we could in both directions whilst prioritising safety. We put as many trams into the system as possible, 15, to cover the demand.

Thousands of One Direction fans descend on Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh for the pop groups only Scottish date. Pic: HEMEDIA

Thousands of One Direction fans descend on Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh for the pop groups only Scottish date. Pic: HEMEDIA

“We took some feedback from Directioners across the evening and we’ll be using that to enhance our service for future events.”

A cow on the M8 led to delays for people making their way to the concert. The startled beast caused tailbacks from Livingston to Hermiston Gait, but the Scottish SPCA and police intervened to move the animal to safety.

ScotRail also put on extra trains for the many fans travelling from further afield.