Edinburgh to Glasgow train journeys to take 42 minutes by 2018

Rail bosses still aim to cut journey times on the flagship Edinburgh to Glasgow service to 42 minutes by the end of next year, despite previous delays and “issues” with the new electric trains.


Cost of tram inquiry rising by ‘around £100,000 a month’

THE cost of Edinburgh’s controversial tram inquiry is rising at a rate of around £100,000 a month, according to the latest figures.

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An Edinburgh tram

Tram Inquiry: TIE boss was told contract would not be signed

FORMER TIE boss Willie Gallagher has claimed the lead construction company told him days before the contract was due to be signed that they could not go through with it.

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Tram Inquiry: Princes Street row was used to ‘bring city to its knees’

Edinburgh would have been “the laughing stock of Scotland, if not the world” had a dispute over the Princes Street tram works – in which workers downed tools for several months – not been resolved.

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The 24-30 rail card is going to be rolled out tomorrow in the Budget

New discounted rail card for 26-30-year-olds to be unveiled

Millions more young people will become eligible for cut-price rail travel under plans to be set out by Philip Hammond in the Budget on Wednesday.

Burnshot Bridge is to be destroyed

Weekend delays expected on A90 ahead of bridge demolition

Motorists using the A90 are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys this weekend while Burnshot Bridge is being demolished.

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The price of city centre parking permits is set to increase

Edinburgh residents face £65 hike for parking permits

THOUSANDS of city centre residents will have to pay more for their parking permits after controversial Sunday parking charges come into force.

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It has been a difficult year for the aviation industry. Picture; PA

Easyjet profits fall due to weak pound

Budget airline easyJet has seen annual profits nosedive by 17% after taking a £101 million hit from the weak pound, but confirmed a boost from the demise of rivals and recent woes at Ryanair.

Police have been called to a crash on the M8

Update: Lane re-opened after M8 four-car crash

POLICE were called to a crash involving four vehicles on the M8.

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Should Edinburgh follow London’s lead and introduce an emission charge?

With new Low Emission Zones and charges coming round the bend, how should Edinburgh look to balance both the needs of business and drivers while respecting thr rights of individuals to preserve homes and health?

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Cable works are causing significant delays

Buses delayed in Stockbridge due to cable repairs

There are significant delays across the Capital due to Scottish Power cable repair works with buses being delayed as a result.

Electric cars should not detract from the need to tackle congestion. Picture: Michael Gillen

Chas Booth: Transport revolution is about more than electric cars

The recent announcements by the Scottish and UK Governments that they will end the sale of fossil fuelled cars by 2032 and 2040 respectively has seen electric vehicles move rapidly up the political agenda.

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First snow of the season is expected overnight. Picture: Toby Williams

Scotland’s weather: First winter snowfall to hit Edinburgh and Glasgow

The first significant snowfall of the season is expected to hit parts of Scotland overnight - and could cause some disruption for the morning commute.

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A picture showing a blocked lane on Leith Walk. Picture; Stewart Bremner

Leith cyclists’ fury at blocked bike lanes

Leith cyclists have expressed their anger at the lack of enforcement for blocked cycle lanes.

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Electric cycles will help riders battle Edinburgh's hills, Picture: John Devlin

Electric bikes to help riders tackle Edinburgh’s hills

Electric bikes to help riders up Edinburgh’s hills are to feature in the Capital’s long-awaited cycle hire scheme to be launched next summer.

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An artist's impression map of the development at Picardy Place. Picture: contributed

Take a look at revised plans for the top of Leith Walk

REVISED plans for the road layout at the top of Leith Walk have been unveiled after the original proposals sparked an outcry.

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CrossCountry operates cross-Border services to the Midlands and south west England

Strike to halt all CrossCountry Scottish trains

All CrossCountry trains in Scotland will be cancelled on Sunday in the first of a series of strikes that also threaten Christmas services.
A safety inspection has resulted in delays

Edinburgh train services delayed due to safety inspection

A safety inspection of the track at Edinburgh Park has delayed services to and from the Capital.

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If a pause had been ordered then a million pounds could have been saved

Millions could have been saved on tramline ‘if one-year pause had been ordered’

MILLIONS of pounds could have been saved on the cost of Edinburgh’s tramline if a one-year pause had been ordered on the project, the inquiry into the fiasco has been told.

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Tram works came to a halt as a result of the dispute it has been claimed

Tram firm ‘reneged’ on gentleman’s agreement

TRAM works in Princes Street ground to a halt because council firm TIE reneged on a gentleman’s agreement, the head of the construction consortium has claimed.

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