Edinburgh Trams have announced that they will run all night services on Fridays and Saturdays during August.
At the moment the last train from the Airport to the city centre departs at 22.48 and the last train from York Place to Edinburgh Airport leaves the city at 23.30 – putting a big limitation on how late Edinburgh locals who depend on the services can stay out, especially with extended licensing hours during the Fringe .
However, from 3 August until the 25 August, services will run every 20 minutes between midnight and 5:30am – meaning that festival partying doesn’t have to stop before the midnight hour.
Sarah Singh, Operations Manager at Edinburgh Trams , said: ” For three weeks in August we see a huge surge in customers wanting to come into the city, and as festival fever begins to grip Edinburgh Trams is ready to help you enjoy the extravaganza without having to worry about getting home.
“What’s more, the cost of travelling by tram at night will be the same as during the day, with a return ticket in the City Zone costing just £3.20 for adults.”
Brigadier David Allfrey, Chief Executive and Producer at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo , said: “Thank you! It is brilliant that Transport for Edinburgh – our trams and our buses – are making special and extra provision over the summer.
“Whether our guests are coming to The Tattoo or enjoying a hundred and one other things on an evening in our extraordinary Festivals City, it is great to know that getting home at the close will be easy.”
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