Over 38,000 passenger journeys were recorded on Edinburgh Trams on Sunday 28th July making it the busiest Sunday yet since the system opened in May 2014. Passenger numbers were boosted by a sell-out football match at BT Murrayfield between Liverpool and Napoli with more than 66,000 tickets sold for the event.
In total 20 trams were in service on the day which allowed a frequency of up to every three minutes – said to be the maximum capacity of the current Edinburgh Trams line.
Dean Anderson, Customer Experience Manager, commented: “Much like the Six Nations or Autumn Internationals, we were expecting this to be one of our busiest days of the year. We almost doubled the number of staff and stewards normally working to help customers purchase tickets and make sure they got to and from the stadium safely.”
And with the Edinburgh Festival starting this week it looks set to be a continued busy period for the trams, once again showing its worth in moving crowds around the Scottish capital.