Rail-ly nice tribute planned

It has been suggested that any potential new railway line from Penicuik to Edinburgh be named ‘The Montgomery Line’, after former Midlothian Provost Adam Montgomery.

Additional carriages will be added to train services on Saturday for the rugby.  Picture: Michael Gillen.

Additional train carriages for Scotland v England rugby

Extra carriages are to be added to train services for rugby fans travelling to Scotland’s sell-out Six Nations game at BT Murrayfield this weekend.

The Lothian Bus service number 40 at Hardengreen Tesco, Dalkeith

Bus stop taken off route

One of the most popular stops on one of the few cross-Midlothian bus routes is to be dropped when the service switches to a different operator later this month.

Councillors and MSP meet to discuss vital improvementss to the A68 ' Local Elected Members Cllr K Baird (SNP), Cllr J Hackett (LAB), C Beattie MSP (SNP), and Cllr P Smaill (CON)

Cross-party group is on the right road

In a show of cross-party unity local MSP Colin Beattie and the three ward councillors for Midlothian East have joined together to discuss improvements to the A68.

Sheriffhall Roundabout, City Bypass

Sheriffhall work to start next week

Ground investigations are to start on Monday February 12 as part of the work to build a flyover on the busy Sheriffhall junction on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass.

Forth Road Bridge re-opening as public transport corridor on Feb 1. Pictured: transport Minister Humza Yousaf

Forth Road Bridge to re-open to public transport traffic

The Forth Road Bridge will fully re-open tomorrow (February 1) as a dedicated public transport corridor.

The bridge will be an official motorway from February. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Queensferry Crossing will become official motorway in February

It has been announced that the Queensferry Crossing will officially become a motorway from next month.


Long list of unfinished jobs on Queensferry Crossing revealed

A list of 23 unfinished jobs on the newly-opened Queensferry Crossing which will take until September to complete was published by today.

Pic Lisa Ferguson

It’s 70mph all the way across Queensferry Bridge

The speed limit across the Queensferry Crossing has been raised to 70mph.

A packed public meeting of 200 residents was held in Pathhead Community Hall last Thursday.

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 Alliance's 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.

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