City chiefs pick up top award for new station
CITY council chiefs are celebrating after picking up a Scottish Transport Award for the creation of a new railway station.
The authority won the transport integration award for the Edinburgh Park interchange, which opened last December.
Rail and bus services, cycle and walking routes and a vehicle drop-off point are all linked together on the one site.
The station is served by a cross-city bus service and also complimentary dedicated shuttle buses for the adjacent business parks.
Within weeks of the station opening ScotRail chiefs revealed that around 350 passengers were using it every day. That number is thought to have increased by a further 20 per cent by the spring.
City council transport leader Andrew Burns said: "Edinburgh Park station has been a fantastic success since it opened last year."
GNER, the operator of the East Coast main line, was also among the winners, picking up the technology award.
The accolade recognises GNER’s wireless internet service on board its new Mallard trains, the automated revenue system which forecasts seat availability, and palm-sized units which enable crews to provide accurate travel information to passengers.
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