Leader: Slow down before rolling out more 20mph zones

The case for motorists to drive more slowly in built-up areas is strong and well supported; few would argue against strict speed limits, especially near schools and in densely populated housing estates.

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Bus ban on North Bridge unless £22m repairs carried out

BUSES and heavy lorries will have to be banned from Edinburgh's historic North Bridge unless millions of pounds of vital repairs are carried out, councillors have been warned.

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British Transport Police have removed the trespasser

Naked man brings trains to a halt at Edinburgh Waverley

Services between Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket face delays this morning due to streaker trespassing on the rail according to reports.


Scotland’s weather: Snow warning as ‘beast from the East’ hits

A blast of cold air from Russia is set to hit Scotland with the coldest February in five years as the Met Office issues a warning that the country will be hit by snow next week.

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The incident took place on Morningside Road.

Pedestrian struck by car in Morningside

Emergency services are on the scene after a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car on Morningside Road.

The collision has closed a lane of the M8, Picture: Traffic Scotland

Delays on M8 after crash and broken down vehicle

DRIVERS are facing delays this afternnon after a crash on the M8.

Openreach engineers install fibre cabling near Edinburgh. Picture: Openreach

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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