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West End traders get their name on the tram line

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Following comments from local businesses, the tram stop in Shandwick Place is to be renamed so that any visitors will know where they are....The stop will be renamed ‘West End – Princes Street’ to...

Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Councillor Jim Orr on sustainability in cities

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by SNP Councillor Jim Orr who represents the Southside/Newington Ward. Councillor Orr is the Vice-Convener of Transport and Environment and is the council spokesperson on cycling. He is currently in Copenhagen on a trip...

Tram tickets to cost the same as buses

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Edinburgh City Council has just revealed that the cost of getting on a tram will be the same as getting on a bus, with the exception of  the fare to the airport and Ingliston...

Lothian Buses go 4G

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4G technology is now being trialled on Edinburgh buses Starting with the Airlink Lothian Buses may roll out more and better free wifi on all its buses   Bus passengers in Edinburgh could have access to the...

Draft budget laid out by Capital Coalition today

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The Capital Coalition’s draft budget will be considered at the Finance and Budget Committee next  Thursday, 19 September 2013.The fundamental principle behind the budget for 2014/15 is to ensure that the books are balanced...

United Airlines to fly direct to Chicago from Edinburgh

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United Airlines will introduce non-stop flights between Edinburgh and its Chicago hub, O’Hare International Airport, during the period 23 May - 6 October 2014 (both dates westbound), subject to government approval. It will be...

Government says Queensferry Crossing is on time and under budget

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Now that the new bridge which is to be built in the Firth of Forth has a name, it seems only fair to talk about it more. Finance Secretary John Swinney has today revealed...

Lothian Buses welcome funding announcement

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SCOTTISH GREEN BUS FUNDING ROUND   Lothian Buses has welcomed news of the Scottish Government’s latest round of funding from the Scottish Green Bus Fund.Transport Scotland which recently announced the launch of the fourth round of...

Lothians MSP criticises Scottish Ministers over transport statistics

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  Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and co-convener of Holyrood's cross-party group on cycling, says statistics released today show Scottish ministers' failure to make the right choices on transport.The publication of the annual Scottish...

Get on your bike for charity this Friday

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This Friday staff, young people, supporters and anyone interested in helping raise money for charity are invited to take part in the Fet Lor Youth Centre Bike-A-Thon.Fet Lor Youth Centre is one of the...

Open letter to Transport Minister

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This letter has been addressed to Scottish Government Transport Minister, Keith Brown:-Open letter to Keith Brown MSP: Significant changes needed to transport plans to reduce emission     Keith Brown MSP Minister for Transport and Veterans St Andrew’s House Regent...

Have your say on Edinburgh’s Transport plans

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HELP DECIDE EDINBURGH'S FIVE YEAR TRANSPORT STRATEGYA six-week public consultation starts tomorrow, 4 February 2013, as part of the development of a new transport strategy for Edinburgh.For the past five years, the Council’s transport projects, network...

Transport Committee to discuss five year plan and Waverley access

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LOCAL TRANSPORT STRATEGY 2014-2019 UNDER DISCUSSION BY COUNCILLORSKey local transport issues will go before councillors next week, ahead of a public consultation.Since 2007, the Council’s transport projects have been guided by the Local Transport Strategy...

Leith Business Association have designs on Leith Walk

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The Leith Business Association (LBA) would really like all traffic on Leith Walk to slow down. That is one of  the main thoughts behind their plans for the beautification of the important thoroughfare which...

Scotrail introduce New timetable this weekend

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Edinburgh rail passengers are reminded that an expanded timetable will come into force this Sunday.The new timetable features a range of improvements for Edinburgh and the surrounding area, including: · Two extra Sunday services from Edinburgh...

Council to increase spending on cycling

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Hot on the heels of today's cycling event in the city, the council has announced that it will spend £1.4m on improving cycling in the capital. Initiatives to make Edinburgh a better city for ‘active...

£30 fines can be awarded to cyclists jumping red lights

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The council confirmed today that there are just under 500 Advanced Stop Lines installed at road junctions in Edinburgh, but they admitted that they do not have information about how many of those also...

Council plan diversions away from the New Town

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New traffic management plans were announced today following discussions with local residents and businesses affected by the city centre tram works, some of which took place as recently as last night at the New...

TER LIVE! – New Town Community Council meeting talking trams

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The New Town Community Council is meeting to discuss one topic tonight at Broughton St Mary's Parish Church on Bellevue Crescent:- Trams and road diversions through the City Centre and the New Town in...

East Coast will carry your bags in the guard’s van

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Modern trains with old fashioned service!As the train operator of the main line service between Edinburgh and London, East Coast come in for a fair amount of flack, so we want to share with...

National acclaim for the capital’s I Bike scheme

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An innovative scheme aimed at getting more pupils on their bikes, which was piloted at schools in Edinburgh, has won a Scottish Transport Award. The 12 schools involved in the I Bike scheme have reported an increase in the number of children...

Free evening parking in city centre during Festival

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FREE EVENING PARKING FOR CITY CENTRE DRIVERS DURING FESTIVALParking in Edinburgh city centre is to be free from 5pm during the festivals season in a drive to support businesses and keep the heart of...

Opinion – Trams and bikes – do they mix?

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by Andy ArthurSo Princes Street in Edinburgh has been shut for around 2 or 3 years (I've lost count) and this is the THIRD attempt to lay the tram lines and surface.The last two...

Transport Committee meeting June 2012

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Councillor Lesley Hinds convened the first meeting of the new committee in the Dean of Guild Room this morning at the City Chambers. Although she admitted at the end that it had overrun against...

Cars – The Evolution of the Hot Hatch

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 Young drivers, often with no family and free of responsibility, will usually find the vehicle of their dreams in a small, two-door car with just enough zip to keep things interesting. No need for...

Talking about cycling with the Transport Convenor

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Councillor Mackenzie speaking to cyclists at the Edinburgh Bike Breakfast June 2011 Cycling is becoming more popular as a means of transport, and as a way of keeping fit. Cycling on our city streets has...

Response to criticism of Tram project costs

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 Bob McCafferty, the Tram Project Director, has hit back at recent criticism of the apparently escalating costs of the project.He has written:- "The Scotsman newspaper yesterday ran a front page article: -‘Tram costs hit £600m...

Investment for green buses very welcome

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SNP AND GREENS WELCOME £1.8M FOR GREEN BUSESA £1.8million investment that will see a further 26 low carbon vehicles added to the Scottish bus fleet including Lothian Buses has been welcomed by an Edinburgh...

Labour Transport Convener’s thoughts on Cycling in Edinburgh

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by Councillor Lesley Hinds, Labour spokesperson on Transport and Labour candidate for Inverleith Ward. Cycling in Edinburgh is increasingly popular, as a recreation and as a way of getting to work or just getting around...

Lothian Buses increase fares today

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Lothian Buses are increasing their fares from today. The revised fares are as follows:- Current  Price4 March 2012 PricesAdult Single£1.30£1.40Adult DAYticket£3.20£3.50Adult RIDACARDWeekly£16.0017.004 Week£48.00£51.00Direct Debit£45.00£48.00 per monthAnnual£576.00£612.00Adult CITYSINGLE£26.00£28.00 (book of 20 tickets)Transport Scotland Young Persons Bus...

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