Saturday 25th February proved to be the busiest day yet on Edinburgh Trams with just over 28,000 passenger journeys being made. This day saw the Scotland v Wales Rigby Unio Six Nations match at Murrayfield – the stadium has a tramstop adjacent making it ideal to take the tram to the match.
Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams Managing Director, said: “Across the three matches staged at Murrayfield this season we recorded over 75,000 journeys, a clear indication that rugby fans see the tram as a perfect way of getting to the heart of the action. The stadium’s dedicated tram stop is ideally placed for supporters travelling either from the City Centre, Edinburgh Airport or the Ingliston Park and Ride site. This season we once again introduced extra trams to provide a more frequent service and ensured extra staff were on hand to respond to the large numbers of customers wishing to use our trams. To have recorded our busiest single day is a fantastic milestone. Previously the record had been 27,000 customers for a One Direction concert during the first year of our operations. Our services are continuing to go from strength to strength and we’re proud to be developing a strong reputation for going the extra mile when major public events are being staged in and around the city.”