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Rail Strikes 18th 20th August

RMT announced further national strike action across the Great Britain railway network in a separate dispute with Network Rail and other train operating companies. This means Network Rail members of the RMT will be striking on 18 and 20 August. While this is a separate dispute, the planned strikes on those days will cause disruption to ScotRail services, as Network Rail Scotland signallers and maintenance staff, who are in safety-critical […]

todayAugust 16, 2022 11

Edinburgh

North Bridge opening delayed again

Restoration works on North Bridge will not be completed until 2025 – five years after the structure had been originally due to reopen. The bridge has been subject to partial closures since 2018, when essential repair and replacement works to its concrete deck started. The original full re-opening date for North Bridge was set for 2020, but there have been several delays to the project. The new completion date will […]

todayAugust 4, 2022 3

Edinburgh

ScotRail warns ‘Only travel if necessary’ as strikes halt trains again.

Only a fraction of ScotRail trains will run on Wednesday 27th July  as Network Rail staff walk out during the first of three planned strike days. Just five routes in the central belt will continue to operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm, ScotRail has said, while workers are set to picket stations. Disruption the evening before on Tuesday and the morning after on Thursday, due to the closing and reopening of […]

todayJuly 25, 2022 10

News

Train delays

Edinburgh rail passengers have been caught up in chaos at London's King's Cross station after the heatwave caused several issues on the lines between Scotland and England. Earlier, London North Eastern Railway tweeted: "Today please DO NOT TRAVEL to or from London King's Cross. DO NOT COME TO STATION. Due to urgent repairs to the railway, trains are not running between #KingsCross and #Peterborough." Images from King's Cross show hundreds […]

todayJuly 20, 2022

Edinburgh

Overnight works A720

Overnight works to renew the road surface on the roundabouts north and south of Lothianburn Junction on the A720 are set to begin on Monday 25 July 2022. Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will undertake the project over two nights. For the safety of workers and road users, both roundabouts as well as all slip roads from the A720 at Lothianburn will be closed from 20:30 to 06:00 on […]

todayJuly 17, 2022 4

Edinburgh

M8 Three overnight carriageway closures 27, 28 and 29 July 2022

BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, is set to resurface 1.5 kilometres of the eastbound M8 near Livingston over three overnight carriageway closures commencing on Wednesday 27 July 2022. On the nights of 27, 28 and 29 July, the eastbound M8 between Junction 3A and Junction 3 will be closed between the hours of 20:30 until 06:00. A signed diversion route will be in place from Junction 3A to Junction […]

todayJuly 17, 2022 3

Edinburgh

North Bridge re-opening delayed

North Bridge will remain partially closed to traffic until spring 2023 with a six-month delay to the project confirmed The structure has been under refurbishment since 2018 and been closed to northbound traffic since November last year. It was previously anticipated the closure would last for a period of nine months, but this has been extended due to "unforeseen structural safety concerns" in the central part of the bridge. The […]

todayJuly 14, 2022 5

Edinburgh

Part of Leith Walk set to reopen to traffic

Leith Walk is due to reopen to two-way traffic between Pilrig Street and London Road from Monday. The main Trams construction works between Montgomery Street, Annandale Street and Pilrig Street are now complete and fencing will be removed from outside businesses and homes. The stretch between Melrose Drive and Newhaven which was due for completion in June, is now expected to take until October. The area outside Ocean Terminal, due […]

todayJuly 14, 2022 7

Edinburgh

Lothian Buses service changes

On Sunday 24 July, Lothian Buses will introduce a short notice timetable change to some of their services on the Lothian network. With recruitment issues across the industry still causing major resourcing issues they have taken the decision to introduce these measures to ensure that they can operate services as advertised for customers. This change will see some minor timetable changes and alterations to frequencies on some services. Details of […]

todayJuly 14, 2022 11

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