Flooding causes reduced service on Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh trams are offering a reduced service due to heavy flooding in parts of the Capital.

Severe flooding has resulted in a reduced service for Edinburgh Trams. Picture; @edinburghtrams

It was reported yesterday in the Evening News that the Capital had a week’s worth of rain in just one day, and the weather has had a knock on effect on transport in the city.

Services between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Park Central have been suspended.

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Due to heavy rainfall overwhelming the drainage systems, the A8 underpass located between Edinburgh Gateway and Gyle Centre tram stops has become flooded.

Edinburgh Trams is currently operating service to and from Edinburgh Park Station and the City Centre.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh Trams said: “Due to the severity of the flooding, we are only able to operate part route.

“Until the water level reduces, we are doing our best to keep our customers moving safely.

“We understand how important our services are to the city and we are working hard to keep our customers up to date through our normal channels.”

Severe flooding has resulted in a reduced service for Edinburgh Trams. Picture; @edinburghtrams

Ticketing Services Assistants have been deployed to key locations to help customers with onward journeys and Lothian Buses are accepting tram tickets.

Edinburgh Trams have encouraged customers to follow their social accounts for updates.

It is the first time tram line has been flooded since they were reintroduced in the Capital. with trams having to be left on the line overnight for the first time as the depot was cut off.

Severe flooding has resulted in a reduced service for Edinburgh Trams. Picture; @edinburghtrams