Edinburgh Trams looks set to post record passenger numbers over the weekend of the Royal Highland Show with a 20% increase on figures from 2017. Although exact numbers haven’t yet been released the excellent weather experienced during the weekend along with an increased service frequency combined to help the expected record number of passengers to be carried.
Speaking about the figures, Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams Managing Director, said: “We saw a significant increase in the number of people taking the tram to get to the showground, which is just a short walk from our Ingliston Park & Ride stop. On Saturday and Sunday we were also fortunate to have some fantastic weather and I’m sure this contributed to both show visitor numbers and the appeal of a swift, comfortable and hassle free journey to the ever popular event.”
The usefulness of Edinburgh Trams in moving large crowds of people for the many events which take place in around the city centre has once again been shown. With over 200 people able to be carried on one tram no other form of transport can hope to ever move this many passengers in one go.