All it took was a rugby international at Murrayfield and the trams clocked up more passenger journeys than before. In a single day 28,000 passenger journeys were made on the line.
In the RBS Six Nations Rugby series when Scotland met Wales at BT Murrayfield Stadium in late February, it led to the most journeys in one day yet.
Edinburgh Trams Managing Director, Lea Harrison said: “Across the three matches staged at Murrayfield this season we recorded over 75,000 journeys, a clear indication that rugby fans see the tram as a perfect way of getting to the heart of the action.
“The stadium’s dedicated tram stop is ideally placed for supporters travelling either from the City Centre, Edinburgh Airport or the Ingliston Park and Ride site. This season we once again introduced extra trams to provide a more frequent service and ensured extra staff were on hand to respond to the large numbers of customers wishing to use our trams.”
Lea added: “To have recorded our busiest single day is a fantastic milestone. Previously the record had been 27,000 customers for a One Direction concert during the first year of our operations. Our services are continuing to go from strength to strength and we’re proud to be developing a strong reputation for going the extra mile when major public events are being staged in and around the city.”