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Edinburgh MP highlights Scottish jobs in High Speed Rail project

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High Speed 2: Mark Lazarowicz MP highlights opportunities for business and new skilled jobs in ScotlandIn a debate at Westminster local MP Mark Lazarowicz underlined the strength of the economic case for a new...

Edinburgh Airport numbers are up, up and away

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 Edinburgh Airport's passenger numbers are on the up and up. The airport has just released its figures for 2013 which show that almost 9.8 million people used Edinburgh Airport last year, an increase of...

Spokes pushing rail companies to think about cyclists

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Spokes the cycling campaign group which is active in the Lothians is pushing for any new franchise holders of the Scottish rail network to think bike. The current franchise comes to an end in...

Bus fares to increase on Airlink service

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 Fares for AIRLINK, Lothian Buses' service between Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh Airport, are to increase for the first time in five years.From Sunday 5 January 2014, an adult single ticket will increase by...

Lothians MSP raises importance of concessionary travel scheme

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Scotland’s National Older and Disabled Persons Concessionary Travel Scheme runs year round but is considered especially important over Christmas and New Year, helping to bring families together from across Scotland at a special time.The...

Virgin Atlantic offer double cabin baggage this Christmas

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 Virgin Atlantic’s domestic service – Little Red – is doubling its complimentary baggage allowance from Boxing Day to 2nd February. Passengers travelling between Aberdeen or Edinburgh and London Heathrow can check in two 23kg bags each...

VIDEO – New main building at Haymarket declared open

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The building and new concourse at Haymarket Station were declared officially open this morning by Transport Minister Keith Brown.The project beganlast year and has cost £25m to redevelop the old narrow building and ticketing...

Five things you need to know today

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 Haymarket Station - Give us Time to Cross campaign - Score Scotland Social Event - End of term - Rose Street pub given thumbs downNow that the tram project is looking more likely that...

VIDEO – Transport for Edinburgh livery revealed today

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The tram now standing at St Andrew Square is all painted up and ready to go....The newly liveried tram was at St Andrew Square this morning along with front line staff wearing their uniforms to...

Late night buses for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

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No need to drink and drive this Hogmanay when Diageo and Lothian Buses offer you a free bus service! Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay have teamed up with the world’s leading premium drinks company, Diageo, and...

A festive message from Edinburgh’s Worst Drivers

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Be safe on Edinburgh's roads this festive season!With winter now well upon us, freezing temperatures and the launch of Edinburgh's festive season now well underway, I wanted to send out an important message.Please please be extra careful...

Forth Road Bridge appoint artist in residence

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  Following the launch earlier this year of a programme of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Forth Road Bridge on 4 September 1964, today an artist in residence was...

Letter to the Editor – Haymarket Misery

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 7 Spey TerraceEdinburghEH7 4PXTelephone: 0131-550 0895E-mail: JohnEDouglas@gmail.com3 December 2013Dear Sir/Madam,HAYMARKET MISERYIt seems that scaremongering by the pedal cycling minority is now to further inconvenience Edinburghers and in particular those who are mobility challenged.The closure...

Lothian Buses has a new app!

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Local bus company offer a new way to pay - using your phone. Bus passengers in Edinburgh will now be able to use their smart phone as a ‘no fuss’ virtual ticket to travel around...

Tweet to the council’s Transport Convener this Wednesday

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On Wednesday 13 November at 4:00pm you are invited along to a Twitter Q & A with Councillor Lesley Hinds the Transport and Environment Convener which will last till 5:00pm. The Council's Twitter account...

Durham to Edinburgh is in the top ten trips by rail

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Leading travel magazine names scenic cross-border rail route in its top ten tripsThrilling views, unforgettable landscapes and serene spots have earned train operator East Coast’s cross-border route between England and Scotland a place among...

Cycling demonstration in Edinburgh

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DEMONSTRATORS in Edinburgh called on The Scottish Government to double cycling and walking funding to £40m in next year’s budget.The ‘We Want to See Double’ campaign, organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), held...

VIDEO – Demonstration at St Andrew’s House demands Government investment

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Demonstrators gathered at St Andrew's House today to deliver the message to the Government that more investment is needed for active travel, such as cycling and walking.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LQGg2Pc6PY?list=UUpyjaNvEF_ryiKTJ6QxCkIA]

Stop Climate Chaos demonstration today in photos

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Hundreds of concerned Scots turned out today calling upon the Scottish Government to double the budget for cycling and walking, or "active travel".Pictured are Edinburgh father Ryan Elfman (correct) with his son Finn...

City Centre Vision to become reality

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Following the success of pedestrianising parts of George Street during the Festival, the council is now set to trial a one way system there for a year following the decision of the Transport &...

VIDEO – Plans for City Centre supported by Essential Edinburgh

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Andy Neal CEO of Essential Edinburgh which is the city centre Business Improvement District took the time before the Transport Committee meeting this morning to explain why they support the council's plans for the...

Transport Committee will make George Street one-way

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Councillor Hinds will convene the meeting along with Vice-Convenor Councillor Jim Orr in the Dean of Guild Court Room at the City Chambers. The committee which usually has 15 councillors in attendance and which...

Edinburgh MP Sheila Gilmore backs HS2

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Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore today reiterated her backing for High Speed Two, emphasising that passengers in Scotland will benefit from reduced journey times immediately.This followed her submitting her response to the consultation on...

More routes to the sun from Edinburgh Airport

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New easyJet sunshine destinations from Edinburgh announced for 2014Scottish passengers will have even more choice for their summer holidays next year after easyJet announced the return of flights from Edinburgh to Crete and Turkey...

City Centre parking charges to be waived at Christmas

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The council is to waive parking charges after 5:00pm on many city centre streets around Christmas time.They already tried this last year when it was hailed a great success by shoppers and traders alike...

Board members to be appointed to Transport for Edinburgh this week

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With a third of the tram route now open for testing the council believes it is time to appoint the members of the board who will run the public transport offering in Edinburgh which...

Edinburgh Airport is busier than ever

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Edinburgh Airport reports the highest passenger numbers in September yet and the busiest quarter. Although the visitor numbers in the previous two months were higher than in September there were more than 950,000 passengers travelling...

Trams now running to Edinburgh Park – for testing only for now

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All photos courtesy of Edinburgh TramsTrams are now being run along the length of the route from Edinburgh Airport as far as Edinburgh Park. This means that this morning about 10 o'clock the first...

All change on West End bus routes

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It will be back to some kind of normal on the buses from this weekend when the 'gate' between Queensferry Street and Princes Street is reopened.Lothian Buses have told us that:-  From Saturday 5 October...

City of Edinburgh Council do not support Westminster bid to privatise East Coast

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At the full council yesterday the Transport Convenor Lesley Hinds proposed a motion calling on the council to tell the Westminster government what they think about the proposals to bring forward the privatisation of...

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