Enterprise Rent-A-Car has opened a new branch at Edinburgh Waverley railway station.
The global car hire company has located at the city’s main railway station in response to increasing demand from business customers and tourists for Enterprise’s car rental services.
The new location will be easy to access for customers arriving on train and for those based in the centre of the city.
This will increase the speed at which customers can reach Enterprise’s services from Waverley, only minutes away from Princes Street at the heart of Edinburgh’s shopping district.
Previously customers had to be picked up from the station and taken to the branch on Annadale St, which added time to their journeys.
Five new jobs will be created at the purpose-built branch, three of which will be for graduates who will join Enterprise’s nationwide Management Trainee Programme.
Enterprise is hoping to have eight Management Trainees by the summer, reflecting the company’s projections for growth and commitment to graduate recruitment.
Diane Mulholland, general manager of Enterprise in Scotland said: “Waverley is one of the largest transport hubs in Scotland, so it is very important for us to be located here.
“Thousands of people go through Waverley station every day and for many, hiring a car is the most flexible and practical choice of onward travel.
“Our convenient location will reduce stress for our customers and make their onward journey much smoother and more enjoyable.
“We have enough space and staff to accommodate sudden increases in customers, during rush hour for example, so no matter when our services are needed, all customers will receive the same speedy, friendly and reliable service.
“The branch opening is part of our strategy to offer services at transport hubs across the UK – last autumn we opened a branch at Newcastle Central and York railways stations.”
With 370 locations, Enterprise is the largest vehicle rental company in the UK.
In Scotland, Enterprise has more than 40 locations spanning from the Borders to Aberdeen, employing more than 300 people.