Broadband firms rapped and fined for worsening roadworks

Broadband firm Openreach was today fined the maximum £50,000 by the Scottish Road Works Commissioner for botched roadworks in its third penalty in six years.
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Traffic updates: Lengthy delays on City Bypass due to accident

We’re bringing you the latest live traffic updates from around Edinburgh and the Lothians - keep a close watch here for the latest traffic news.

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Sheffield may have a tram network, not just a single line like Edinburgh, but John McLellan know where he'd rather live

John McLellan: A world-class city needs decent roads – or hover-buses

Hats off to Edinburgh, we’ve topped another league table of good places to be, the latest being for the best British cities in which to invest.

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Steam trains at Waverley Station (1949). The Edinburgh-Glasgow line was Scotland's first inter city railway. Picture: TSPL

From the archive: Edinburgh-Glasgow train line opens 176 years ago

ON 21 February 1842, ­Scotland’s first inter-city railway, the Edinburgh-Glasgow mainline, opened to ­regular traffic.


ScotRail passengers hit by major signalling disruption

Thousands of ScotRail passengers suffered major disruption today after more than 100 trains were cancelled because of four faults across the Central Belt.

2 vehicles were involved in the incdent.

2 vehicles involved in crash at Fort Kinnard

There have been warnings of delays at Fort Kinnaird following an incident in Kannair Park.

Emergency services are on the scene.

UPDATE: Incident cleared following accident on Quality Street

Bus services are returning to normal following an accident on Quality Street


In Pictures: 5 Edinburgh roads ‘ravaged by potholes’

Winter weather and gritting has resulted in some of the worst conditions seen by many drivers in the Capital.

Huge repair backlog leaves Edinburgh roads ‘most potholed for 20 years’

Huge repair backlog leaves Edinburgh roads ‘most potholed for 20 years’

A backlog of more than 1,500 potholes are waiting to be filled, causing fury and frustration for Edinburgh’s road users.

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Network Rail say 2500 staff will be working around the clock to complete the works. Picture: Contributed

Network Rail ‘will work around clock’ to finish £23m upgrades

Network Rail has announced that engineers will be working around the clock over the Easter period to complete 23 million pounds worth of Scottish railway upgrades.

There were huge hold-ups on the bypass. Picture: Traffic Scotland

Hunt for motorist who abandoned car on bypass causing traffic chaos

THE HUNT is on for a motorist who abandoned their car on a busy city by-pass following a road crash.


Lesley Macinnes: We know potholes are frustrating

Edinburgh Council’s transport convener explains how the city’s budget will be spent.

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Cycling allocated 10% of Edinburgh’s transport budget

Cycling provision in the Capital is set to be boosted after it was handed ten per cent of the overall transport budget allocated for the next 12 months.

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Edinburgh car parking rate rise branded ‘highway robbery’

PARKING charges in the city centre are step for another steep rise in a move that has been branded “highway robbery”.

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A cyclist in a flourescent jacket can be seen clearly. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Helen Martin: Why cyclists should all be ‘lightmares’

A recent contributor to the Evening News letters page complained about the dazzling, ultra-bright, LED lights cyclists use when travelling through the Meadows in dusky, February evenings creating a “lightmare”.

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Video: Man arrested after digger crashes into Buckie building

A man has been arrested after a digger crashed into a building in a Moray town.

The new Hitachi trains have yet to come into service. Photograph: SNS

Railway chief targets Edinburgh-Glasgow in 39 minutes

The head of Scotland’s railway wants to cut Edinburgh-Glasgow journeys to just 39 minutes as a “game- changer” to attract more passengers.

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NHS staff across Edinburgh and the Lothians face the worst wait in Scotland to get a parking ticket, Photo by Jayne Wright

Lothian NHS staff worst hit over parking permit queue

IT’S enough to ruin a day before it gets into gear.

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A heavily potholed street - Park Lane near the new Portobello High School

Letter: Edinburgh potholes are a symbol of worn out infrastructure

ONE Evening News reader has their say on the pothole situation in the Capital.

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ScotRail will lose four of its class 170 trains at the end of February. Picture: Ian Georgeson

ScotRail forced to halve carriages on some Edinburgh-Glasgow trains

Passengers on ScotRail’s busiest rail route face major overcrowding because some of its busiest trains are to lose half their carriages, The Scotsman has learned.
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