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The ScotRail Alliance – taking Pride in its appearance

ScotRail Alliance brands trains with Pride rainbows to celebrate the LGBTI event   ScotRail trains have been branded with the rainbow symbol to mark Pride Edinburgh this weekend.   Two ScotRail Class 170 trains have been branded with Pride’s iconic rainbow symbol in support of Pride Edinburgh, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday).   The trains…
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June 15, 2018 0

Parliamentarians to hold public meeting on local rail concerns

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP are holding a public meeting to provide a further opportunity for rail users to highlight ongoing problems with the service on the North Berwick Line. The local parliamentarians have decided to hold the meeting following continued widespread frustration and complaints about the issues that have dogged the line,…
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April 7, 2018 0

ScotRail Alliance launches new £400,000 Cycling Fund

The ScotRail Alliance has launched a £400,000 Cycle Fund, as part of its ongoing commitment to improving access and facilities for cyclists at Scotland’s railway stations.  Over the next four years, £100,000 a year will be made available to local councils and community organisations. This funding will be used to deliver projects which contribute to…
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March 27, 2018 0

New services and improved timetables coming to East Lothian

(with effect from Sunday 23rd April) NEW Service X5 North Berwick – Edinburgh East Coast Buses new express service running Mondays to Fridays between North Berwick and the West End (Semple Street), with 7 return journeys during the day. NEW Service 106 Musselburgh – Haddington/Dunbar A new service running between Musselburgh and Dunbar in the early morning and late evenings,…
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March 21, 2017 0

East Coast Buses Christmas & New Year

East Coast Buses have put together a Christmas timetable to make sure you can travel around East Lothian as well as to and from Edinburgh this festive season. Click here to open the Christmas timetable (PDF) There will be special services running on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 1 January and a Saturday service to…
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November 24, 2016 0

Later Festival Train

ScotRail is currently running a later train for people travelling back to East Lothian from the Edinburgh festivals.   Until Sunday 28 August, a later train will run on Friday and Saturdays to North Berwick (with a bus connection at Drem to Dunbar). The train will depart Edinburgh Waverley at 00:06. The bus will depart…
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August 11, 2016 0

RAGES OPEN MEETING AT PRESTONPANS

RAGES has organised an open meeting and invited Phil Verster, Managing Director of ScotRail Alliance, to discuss the current and future operation of the Edinburgh to North Berwick and Dunbar service and the future service to Berwick.  The meeting will be held in Prestonpans Town Hall on 25th July 2016 at 19:00 until 21:00. All…
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July 17, 2016 0

Win a Copy of Secret Edinburgh An Unusual Guide!

Discover hidden gardens and clandestine art that even the neighbours overlook, visit the strangest of museums, get water-boarded in a prototype Jacuzzi and traumatised by Rabelaisian rafters, decrypt mysterious Masonic markings, step inside an Icelandic lava grotto, travel to the Wild West of Morningside, learn the secrets of Mrs Coade’s stone, sniff out the dogs…
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July 9, 2016 0

Scotrail strike days!

UPDATE 16.6.16: See Scotrail’s dedicated travel advice site here: bit.ly/1UQfpyy   RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a campaign of strike action and industrial action short of a strike over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation on Scotrail. The action will commence as follows; Strikes •    0001 hours and 2359 hours Tuesday…
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June 15, 2016 0

Five months of travel disruption for Prestonpans

Scottish Water has confirmed that works to replace a 1km sewer pipe along the B1348 in Prestonpans, will begin in the week commencing Monday 30th May 2016. The £1.3million project is required following a series of bursts in the area and is expected to take five months to complete. There will inevitably be some traffic…
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May 25, 2016 0