Edinburgh Trams: Normal service resumes across the Capital with trams operating every seven minutes throughout the day

Tram services across the Capital have resumed to a normal timetable for the first time in almost 16 months.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 6:58 am
Edinburgh Trams resume normal service from Monday, June 7 onwards (Photo: Edinburgh Trams)

From Monday, June 7, trams are doubling in service as they are now operating every seven minutes throughout the day.

Ticket Inspectors are also being reintroduced on the Capital’s trams from Monday onwards.

With the majority of Scotland entering Level one next week, tram bosses are expecting the demand for tram travel to continue to increase.

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Edinburgh Trams has commented that additional services will help meet demand and allow customers to “easily practice safe physical distancing.”

Lea Harrison, managing director of Edinburgh Trams said: “Resuming our normal timetable doubles the services we were previously operating, and will help our customers feel more comfortable when travelling by tram.

“We’re still urging customers to respect the Scottish Government’s guidance when travelling by public transport, which includes wearing a face covering (unless exempt) and maintaining 1m physical distancing, wherever possible.

"If you think the tram is too busy, please wait for the next one, which will now only be seven minutes later.”

The public are being encouraged to ensure they have purchased a ticket, validated their smartcard or activated their mticket before boarding.

If they have not, a £10 on-board fare will apply.

Services to the city centre will commence at 5am from Gyle Centre and 6.18am from Edinburgh Airport on Monday.

Services to Edinburgh Airport commence at 5.30am from York Place.

Full route services to the city centre terminate at 10.48pm from Edinburgh Airport and terminate at 11.30pm from York Place.

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