Readers react to Saughton Road North closure

Readers have been quick to react to news of a major roadworks project on Saughton Road North, which will be shut as part of a major water mains update.

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Queensferry Action Group protests about how busy the road has become since the opening of the new bridge. Picture: Alistair Linford

Petition launched over Queensferry Crossing link road safety concerns

A MOTHER campaigning for better road safety on a key thoroughfare near the new Queensferry Crossing has said it feels as though there will have to be an accident before anything is improved.

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Tram auditors were not told about the delays.

Tram auditors not told of project delays, inquiry hears

DETAILS of delays to the tram project were withheld from Audit Scotland when they carried out a review before a crucial vote in the Scottish Parliament, the tram inquiry has heard.

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Saughton Road North is to close for six months.

Major Edinburgh road to close for six months without warning

A MAJOR roadworks project has been labelled a “shambles” after bosses failed to tell residents it was about to start.

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The investment in cycling has left many on different sides of the fence.

Letters: Readers debate the new £12m cycle investment in Edinburgh

Two of our readers have a very different opinion on the new cycling investment in the Capital. But who do you agree with?

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Council agrees business case for extending Edinburgh tram to Leith

Councillors have agreed the outline business case to take Edinburgh’s tram line to Newhaven.

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Scotrail have recorded their best performance in 2 years.

ScotRail reports best train performance in two years

ScotRail says it has achieved its best performance in more than two years in recent weeks.

Lothian Buses are a popular aspect of Capital life.

John McLellan: Bus lovers take against tram line

Edinburgh by Numbers shows the city has the highest public transport satisfaction level of any Scottish city at 89 per cent, with 27 per cent of people using Lothian Buses every day compared to 18 per cent in Glasgow.

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Some passengers on re-booked Ryanair flights were forced to pay again for extras they'd paid for on their original flight. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights pay again for extras

Some Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights after the airline announced mass cancellations have reported having to pay again if they had chosen to pick seats or take hold luggage.

Richard Jeffrey walked out out of a meeting according to the Tram Inquiry today.

Tram boss ‘walked out of meeting with council’ over contract termination plans

TRAM boss Richard Jeffrey walked out of a meeting with senior council officials after he was challenged over his plan to seek termination of the contract for the troubled project.

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Edinburgh trams inquiry: Councillors not told of price rise

Council officials learned of a “significant” rise in the cost of the tram project the day before a crucial council meeting - but the information was not revealed to elected members.

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Drivers have been urged to plan ahead.

Saughton Road North to be closed as part of major roadworks

Drivers have been warned to plan ahead due to a major water main upgrade project closing Saughton Road North to through traffic as part of 6 months of work.

Readers have been fast to react to the news. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Readers react to ‘cheapest airport bus link’ being scrapped

The cheapest bus link to Edinburgh Airport is being rebranded in a move that will end the last standard fare route on Lothian Buses.

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An artist's impression of one of the proposed new cycle lanes for west Edinburgh. Picture: contributed

Bike group backs new £12m cycle routes in Edinburgh

CYCLING groups have hailed plans to create a new cycling network in the capital as a “potential game-changer” for transport in the city.

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Plans revealed for top of Leith Walk bike lanes

Plans revealed for top of Leith Walk bike lanes

Plans for works at Picardy Place in Edinburgh are set to go in front of the public on Saturday.

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Morrisons are charging different prices at different stores in the Capital, leaving some readers to comment that they feel they're being punished for where they live.

Why are Morrisons charging different prices for petrol around Edinburgh?

The rising petrol cost has long been an issue for motorists and those living in the Capital.

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Ryanair flights between the Capital and several European destinations have been cancelled.

A dozen Edinburgh flights among thousands cancelled by Ryanair

TWELVE flights to and from Edinburgh have been cancelled by Ryanair over the coming days.

Commuters have delays on Ferry Road and in other areas of the Capital this morning, Stock image- Picture; Greg Macvean

Crash on Ferry Road adds to early morning congestion

A crash on Ferry Road has added to early morning disruption this morning in Edinburgh with a number of incidents adding to the rush hour commute.


Not enough evidence to investigate tram boos pay-off claims

THE city council did not investigate allegations that the lawyer in charge of negotiating the tram contract received a £50,000 “thank you” payment and TIE staff were incentivised to secure softer provisions in the £776m contract - because there was not enough evidence.

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Most of Ryanair's Scottish cancellations involve Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Neil Hanna

In full: Scottish flights affected by Ryanair cancellations

A total of 16 Scottish flights are among around 2,000 cancelled by Ryanair over the next six weeks.

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