As the UK continues to be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, Edinburgh Trams have announced that as from Sunday 12th April they will be introducing a new revised timetable which will see fewer trams running during the evenings.
The daytime 15 minute frequency will remain in place until approximately 1930 but from then until the end of service it will be reduced to a tram every 30 minutes. The times of first and last trams will remain as per the usual timetable.
Edinburgh Trams have seen a more than 90% reduction in passenger levels since government advice was extended to recommend only making essential journeys. For those who do still have to travel enhanced cleaning regimes have been introduced alongside social distancing measures to the on-board service provided to passengers.
Other recent Covid-19 related changes have seen the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, urging everyone to drive, cycle or walk rather than take public transport whilst the West Midlands Metro is now the latest public transport system to offer free travel to NHS workers.