Locals call for a fare bus service

A packed public meeting was held last week in Pathhead to discuss council proposals to remove a subsidy for a “vital” local transport link.

Restrictions begin on the Queensferry Crossing tonight. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Queensferry Crossing to have 10 months of lane restrictions

More lane restrictions will be in place on the Queensferry Crossing over the next 10 months due to “snagging” issues, it has emerged.

There will be days without any service.

When can I get a train over Christmas and New Year?

ScotRail has released the Christmas and New Year schedule, with warnings that there will be no trains on certain days over the festive period.

The roadworks come just a few months after the bridge opened. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Queensferry Crossing faces lane closure over ‘snagging works’

The new Queensferry Crossing, whicih is just a few months old, is already facing resurfacing work which will mean some traffic will be diverted to the old Forth Road Bridge.

From left to right are: Marie Arthur of Newbyres Nursery in Gorebridge, the nursery received a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) grant, Stephanie Walker and Michaela Jackson both of the Gorebridge Trust, CARS project manager Rod Lugg, Grant Ballantine, Midlothian Council's lead conservation officer, Patrick Nicol, Alan Staff and Dodie Piddock, all of Apex Scotland and Lindley Kirkpatrick, the ScotRail Alliances Borders Railway Programme Executive. In front are, from left to right, Midlothian Council's cabinet member for economic development, Cllr Russell Imrie and Humza Yousaf Minister for Transport and the Islands with Jack Hardie, 4, Oliver Green, 4, and Calli Halleran, 4, all of Newbyres Nursery.

Funding on track to revitalise areas

Major funding has been secured to revitalise the centre of Gorebridge and turn a disused building at Newtongrange railway station into a community space and bistro.

A train bound for Edinburgh Waverley pulls into Newtongrange Station.

More calls for Borders Railway extension

Further calls have been made to extend the Borders Railway, at a meeting of the group which fought for the return of the line.

The Bridge will reopen. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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