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FORTH ROAD BRIDGE BACK IN BUSINESS

Publised date : 13 Oct 2017

The Forth Road Bridge is set to partially reopen on Friday 13th October as scheduled public buses will be allowed to use the bridge as normal. 

 

The phased re-opening of the Forth Road Bridge will mean that we will be able to revert back to normal services on bus links X51, X55 and 747.

 

This is the first important stage of commissioning the public transport corridor, with other buses, taxis and motorcycles, to follow in the coming weeks. For now, other buses and all taxis and motorcycles will continue to use the Queensferry Crossing.

 

While closed to traffic, important trials and investigations have been carried out on the Forth Road Bridge, with a view to completely resurfacing it at a future date. Workers have also taken the opportunity to get ahead with steelwork repairs and other maintenance.

 

Mid-Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, welcomed the news:

“I am delighted to hear that several bus links to and from Fife will return to normal schedule this Friday.

 

“This is yet another important step forwards towards improving links between Fife and Edinburgh as part of the Managed Crossing Strategy.

 

“I look forward to welcoming even more Fife bus services returning to normal schedule in the coming weeks.”

ENDS

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