Trams Will Run All Night During Weekend at Edinburgh Festival

Submitted by edg on Thu, 20 Jul '23 9.19pm
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Edinburgh Festival-goers will be able to get home on weekends via an all-night tram service this August. The overnight timetable will include stations in Leith and out to Newhaven along the newly completed tram extension which opened in June

In addition to daytime and evening services, which run from every seven minutes between the airport and Newhaven, trams will continue to serve all stops throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays.

Following the usual end of service around midnight, trams will operate from every 20 minutes until 2am, then from every 30 minutes until the normal timetable commences the following day.

Edinburgh Trams August timetable between Newhaven and Edinburgh Airport

Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams’ Managing Director, said:

"Alongside the main festival, August also sees the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo and fantastic Fringe performances during what is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for the city.

"Following the enormous success of late-night trams in previous festival seasons, we wanted to go the extra mile this year by running a 24-hour service over the weekend, which is a testament to our commitment as Scotland’s number one public transport operator.

"For further convenience, anyone heading for the festivals can avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot in or around the city centre by leaving their cars at Ingliston Park & Ride, which has over 1,000 spaces available and a tram stop.

The operator’s normal range of tram tickets will be accepted at no extra cost when all-night trams are running.

Edinburgh Tram tickets for travel in the city between Ingliston Park & Ride (the stop before Edinburgh Airport) and the terminal station at Newhaven include prices like £10 for adult 3-day tickets, £5 for child 3-day tickets, and £8 Family Day tripper tickets (2 adults + up to 3 under 16’s for 24 hours).