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Look out for changes in the bus lane from Monday

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Changes to the city’s bus lanes are to be trialled from Monday 5 October. One trial will mean that most all day bus lanes change to peak period lanes in order to standardise operating hours,...

UK Government behind wifi on the move in Edinburgh

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The journey to work for millions of commuters across the UK has been improved thanks to free Wi-Fi having been installed on buses and trams as part of the Government’s SuperConnected cities initiative.More than...

Borders Railway officially opened by The Queen

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On the day that Her Majesty the Queen became the longest reigning British monarch, she broke off from her annual holiday at Balmoral to officially open the Borders Railway by boarding a steam train...

Borders Railway – Golden Ticket holders only for now

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46 years and 8 months to the day since the ‘Waverley Route’ closed, (January 6 1969) scheduled services are set to begin on the new Borders Railway.[vimeo 138299943 w=500 h=281]The Edinburgh Reporter NEWS from...

Borders Railway launched with woollens and literature in mind

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It was a railway that transformed the Scottish Borders into a globally renowned centre for wool and textile manufacture, and now the scheduled services are set to begin on the new Borders Railway on Sunday...
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George Street – going back to normal from Monday

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The council agreed to trial a new layout in George Street last year and that trial is now coming to an end.The street will return to its former layout this weekend with the addition of...

MSP blogs – Sarah Boyack campaigns for decent access to Waverley Station

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Contributed by Sarah Boyack MSP. Last month I had the chance to raise the concerns of constituents to demand better access to Waverley Station at the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.  I had previously submitted comments to the...

A million passengers used Edinburgh Airport last month

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Over one million passengers travelled through Edinburgh Airport last month making it the busiest May on record for Scotland’s busiest airport.There were increased in both domestic and international passenger numbers  with international passengers up...

New appointment to council Transport Committee

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Following a 'reshuffle' within the Edinburgh Council Conservative Group, Councillor Nick Cook has been appointed as new Conservative Group Spokesman for Transport and Environment.His appointment as Spokesman follows his move to the Transport and...

Edinburgh Trams ahead of target

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 At this time last year we were getting ready to let everyone else on the tram. Edinburgh Trams had been running test journeys and press trips for a while, but it was on Saturday 31...

The myths around the new 20mph streets

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Following the decision to slow traffic down on about 80per cent of the city's streets some stories have been circulating in the media which are not entirely based on the facts. The council has...

Edinburgh MP’s anger over East Coast

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Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore has campaigned tirelessly alongside other local Labour politicians against the plans to reprivatise the East Coast line since these were announced in 2013, as they believe it would be...

‘Sir Walter Scott’ at Waverley Station

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Great Scott! - Sir Walter’s Words Around WaverleyFrom today Edinburgh’s Waverley Station - the only railway station in the world named after a novel - will be awash with the wit and wisdom of...

Tram numbers much as anticipated say Edinburgh Trams

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Edinburgh Trams say that average weekly tram passenger numbers, not including launch week, are currently sitting at  just over 90,000 which is in line with forecasts made prior to the launch of the service. During...

Trams will not be silenced

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Following an article which appeared earlier today stating that the tram bell will be silenced when a tram is passing through the city's West End, it seems that this is not actually the case. Transport...

Lothian Buses – Public Transport Operator of the Year

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Lothian Buses has scooped the Public Transport Operator of the Year award at this year’s Scottish Transport Awards.The awards which were held this week  at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow, are designed to recognise innovation,...

MSP raises Waverley access concerns

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Lothian MSP, Sarah Boyack, writes on access issues at Waverley Station.Anyone who regularly travels through Haymarket or Waverley will know about the significant redevelopment taking place at both stations.While the aim of these works...

Edinburgh MP urges Network Rail to rethink Waverley access

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Mark Lazarowicz MP has written to Network Rail calling for them to meet with organisations representing disabled people to urgently find a solution to ensure disabled access to Waverley Station now that it is...

Five things you need to know today

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 Drinking and driving in the summertime - One Direction instructions - Coburg Studios - Free massage for pregnant women! - Charity afternoon teaDrinking and driving at any time is not a good idea, but Police...

Qatar Airways Inaugural flight lands at Edinburgh

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A Qatar Airways Boeing 787 landed at Edinburgh today, on its inaugural flight from Doha. This marks several years of preparation by Edinburgh Airport and it opens up possibilities for people to connect to...

VIDEO – Trams will start running at the end of this month

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The end is now in sight. After seven years of construction work the tram line is complete, the trams are here, and now you can get on board.Transport Convener Councillor Lesley Hinds announced this...

From Edinburgh to Oslo direct

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Our capital's airport goes from strength to strength announcing direct flights to Doha which start in May and now more options of travel to Scandinavia. Edinburgh Airport and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) celebrated today with the...

Edinburgh Airport most punctual in Scotland

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It appears that Edinburgh Airport is not only very busy but is able to deal with all the passengers coming through its doors fairly quickly. Newly published aviation statistics have shown that Edinburgh Airport...

Lothian Buses guarantees places for young engineers

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SCHOOL LEAVERS ‘GUARANTEED’ INTERNSHIPS WITH LOTHIAN BUSES Lothian Buses new engineering interns Ryan Sanderson, Darren Dinse and Jordan Collins were hanging about outside the City of Edinburgh Council HQ today with Ian Craig, chief executive...

VIDEO – Edinburgh Trams put through their paces

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Organisers of today's Exercise Salvador event have paid tribute to members of the public for their help and enthusiasm.Around 1,000 volunteers enrolled for the exercise, which was designed to evaluate crowd management procedures at the Murrayfield Stadium tram...

Volunteers needed for tram exercise

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Edinburgh Trams is seeking volunteers to help evaluate crowd management procedures at the Murrayfield Stadium tram stop next month.Before entering full passenger service, Edinburgh Trams needs to undertake a number of realistic exercises to test...

M8 to be finished with European funding

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The European Investment Bank, Europe’s long-term lending institution, has agreed to provide a funding contribution of £175m towards the completion of the motorway link between Glasgow and Edinburgh.  The investment programme will include both...

VIDEO – Daylight tram testing on Princes Street

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The Edinburgh Reporter was out on Princes Street today to watch the tram being put through its paces in amongst the traffic and pedestrians.Our photographer Thomas Haywood was along at Haymarket and Shandwick Place...

February Half Term at the National Museum of Flight

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 Kites from around the world will be flying high this half term at the National Museum of Flight, from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 February.Visitors to the popular attraction will be treated to impressive...

Cramond Coaches censured by the Traffic Commissioner

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Edinburgh coach firm's licence halved for a month by Scotland's Traffic CommissionerOrder to reduce licence from eight to four vehicles comes after public inquiry Company driver suspended for two weeks for driving without the correct entitlementEdinburgh based Cramond...

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