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A702 delays expected as roadworks continue

Drivers can expect major delays on the A702 until early next week.

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

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At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

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Members of the Active Travel team at Midlothian Council are pictured with their award for excellence in travel information and marketing. (L to R) Gillian Bathgate (School Travel Plan Co-ordinator) Bogdan Handrea (Sustainable Travel Officer) Lindsay Haddow (Policy Planning Manager) Stephen MacPhail (GIS Technician)

Work of Midlothian active travel team is recognised

Midlothian Council’s Active Travel team has picked up a national award for excellence in travel information and marketing at the recent Scottish Transport Awards.

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From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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The bridge walks will be cancelled only if winds reach more than 50mph. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

More than 226,000 seek Queensferry Crossing walk tickets

More than 226,000 people have applied for the 50,000 free tickets to walk across the new Queensferry Crossing, Transport Scotland announced today.

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A train travelling through Newtongrange.

Midlothian on track for success

A new report has found that the Borders Railway is attracting new workers, homeowners and tourists to communities served by the line.

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Photo by White House Studios 2017.

Opening date confirmed for Queensferry Crossing

The date has been revealed when the Queensferry Crossing will open to traffic.

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The new cycle path would create another link to the under construction Newbattle High School.

Cycle path plans for Mayfield welcomed

Plans for a new cycle path to improve links to and from Mayfield were welcomed last week by the local community council.

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Report calls for railway to be extended

Report calls for railway to be extended

A report has been produced outlining the advantages of extending the Borders Railway.

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Edinburgh City Bypass, A720

Bypass capacity 
issue raised at 
Holyrood by MSP

Lothian Tory MSP Miles Briggs has pressed Transport Minister Humza Yousaf on the capacity of Edinburgh’s city bypass.

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A train bound for Edinburgh Waverley pulls into Newtongrange Station.

Railway extension study

A new Scottish Government study will be launched this month to look at extending the Borders Railway to Carlisle.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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Sheriffhall Roundabout.

Sheriffhall flyover option chosen

The Scottish Government has chosen its preferred option for the highly anticipated redevelopment of the notorious Sheriffhall roundabout.

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Bus changes set to arrive in Midlothian

Bus changes set to arrive in Midlothian

Lothian Buses are making changes to some of their timetables next month, including to some Midlothian routes.

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Councillor Derek Milligan.

Bus service back on track after campaign

The number 49 bus service, serving Bonnyrigg, Poltonhall and Rosewell, will be increased to every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday.

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There were massive tailbacks last month due to overturned lorry closing Forth Road Bridge. Pic: Michael Gillen

Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Penalties to deter vehicles from flouting high wind restrictions are being investigated by ministers.

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Pathhead.

Tree removal in Pathhead

An emergency scheme to remove hazardous trees adjacent to the A68 at Pathhead village will take place from 8am until 4pm on Sunday (February 12).

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Midlothian Council is proposing new speed humps on main roads

Speed hump proposal for county roads

Midlothian Council is propsing to install road humps at four locations across the county.

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In pictures: Final link goes in on Queensferry Crossing

The last section of the new Queensferry Crossing has been lifted into place, completing the 1.7-mile link across the Forth.

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