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Revealed: Forth Road Bridge reopening date

It has been revealed that the Forth Road Bridge is to reopen after being closed to traffic for over a month.

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Iain Finlay. Picture: Scott Louden

Call for crackdown on speeding

Residents on a Midlothian road are calling for a crackdown on speeding motorists amid fears they are taking their lives in their hands.

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Sections of the track are to be renewed on the Borders Railway.

Disruption expected on Borders Railway

The ScotRail Alliance aims keep customers moving during the upcoming improvement works on the Borders Railway.

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Donna Bogdanovic, one of theangry  parents at Lasswade Primary School.

Parents up in arms at School Streets plan

Parents at the first local primary school set to face traffic regulations during drop-off and pick up times have started a petition against the plans.

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A train on the Borders rail line passes Newtongrange. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Happy birthday to the Borders Railway

Two years after it was re-opened, the Borders Railway shows no sign of losing momentum as it continues to capture the world’s attention and boost local tourism.

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THe queensferry crossing at rush hour.

Transport chiefs urged: ‘Reopen Forth Road Bridge’

Transport bosses have been urged to reopen the Forth Road Bridge to ease traffic chaos on its replacement.

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Lothian Buses will continue to serve half the route.

Popular bus route set to be shared

The increasingly popular number 39 bus route is to be shared by two bus operators after the existing contract ends on September 30.

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Queensferry Crossing. Picture: Transport Scotland

Traffic chaos as tailbacks hit new bridge

The Queensferry Crossing’s first morning rush hour has been hit by major tailbacks in both directions.

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Midlothian Council launched the Out and About Midlothian' console last year: Photo: Mike Wilkinson

Midlothian travel team in the running for award

Midlothian Council’s Active Travel team has been shortlisted for two awards at the National Transport Awards.

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Have you experienced problems on the Borders Railway? Photo: Ian Rutherford

Midlothian MSP wants to hear of your train concerns

Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame is to raise constituent concerns about cancellations and overcrowding on the Borders Railway with ScotRail Alliance CEO Alex Hynes when she meets with him next month.

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Ken Brown Penicuik Community Council Vice Charman at the new Glencouse Golf Club speed camera.

County’s third speed camera welcomed

The introduction of Midlothian’s third fixed speed camera, on the A701, has been welcomed by locals concerned about the safety of the road.

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Lothian Buses Travelshop in Jarnnac Court, Dalkeith.

End of the line for bus shop

The Lothian Dalkeith Travelshop will close permanently at 4.45pm on Friday, September 1, following a decline in use in recent years.

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Roadworks are taking place on the A702.

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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