Edinburgh Trams services managed to resume from 0700 on Monday 7th December having suffered a couple of days disruption caused by severe flooding on two sections of the network. The flooding was first reported on Saturday 5th December after two nights of very heavy rain and despite engineers working around the clock it wasn’t possible for services to fully resume for 48 hours.
The two locations where flooding was seen was at Edinburgh Airport and in the section between Gyle Centre and Edinburgh Gateway – both locations which have suffered with flooding in the past. The flood waters at the Airport subsided first but it was those close to Edinburgh Gateway which caused more problems. It didn’t help that there was nowhere to pump the water as nearby areas were also flooded.
During the flooding Edinburgh Trams services were only able to run between York Place and Edinburgh Park with any passengers wishing to travel further afield advised to use Lothian Buses with ticket acceptance in place.