Transport for Edinburgh officials confirmed that over the first four days of operation on the new Edinburgh Trams line 85,000 passengers were carried – boosted by over 10,000 One Direction fans heading to Murrayfield on Tuesday 3rd June.
It was originally announced that 21,000 people had travelled on the trams on the first day although this was later increased to 25,000 with a further 15,000 tickets sold on the Sunday. The first weekday (Monday 3rd June) saw 18,000 passenger recorded before all records were broken on Tuesday 4th June with 27,000 passengers carried on board the trams. This record-breaking figure was no doubt helped by the One Direction fans attending their concert at Murrayfield but even without those estimated 10,000 concert goers included it seems that passenger numbers were holding up. No details have been released since Tuesday of passenger numbers.
Meanwhile Edinburgh Trams have increased their safety messages after a schoolgirl was hit by a tram on Princes Street. The exact details of the incident are not known but the girl refused offers of any medical assistance which suggests it was only a minor blow and shows how well the staff have been trained being able to stop the trams quickly when pedestrians suddenly appear in front of them.