Transport

Transport

Cairngorms Snow Roads scenic route plan on track

A plan to turn a 90-mile Highland road into a tourism route has reached another major milestone.

News
The new restrictions will come in from Saturday. Picture: Getty

Airline cabin laptop ban to be implemented by Saturday in UK

The UK’s cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets must be implemented by Saturday, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.

Transport
Satisfaction with Lothian Buses' punctuality has fallen to 85 per cent compared to 91 per cent in 2013. Picture: Lothian Buses

Passengers increasingly upset by late-running buses

Passenger satisfaction with Scottish bus punctuality has slumped because of traffic congestion and roadworks, official watchdog Transport Focus reported today.

Transport 38
The Renault ZOE is among models in the 23 per cent electric Scottish car club fleet. Picture: Carplus

Scottish drivers flock to join car-sharing clubs

The number of drivers joining Scottish car-sharing clubs leaped 28 per cent last year, developers Carplus announced today.

Transport 1
A Virgin Trains East Coast train similar to the one involved in the incident. Picture: Chris Watt

Passengers evacuated in Fife train fire

Passengers were evacuated from a carriage after a Virgin Trains East Coast train caught fire in Fife.
Transport 2
The controversial merger plans are being driven by nationalistic jingoism say police critics. Picture: John Devlin

‘Cynical’ SNP accused of ignoring rail police merger evidence

The Scottish Government has been accused of “jingoism” and of ignoring the evidence over plans to hand railway policing to Police Scotland.

Politics 32
Device restrictions will be put in place on flights from Egypt, Jordan and Turkey to Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Laptop ban to affect passengers on flights to Scotland

Passengers on 12 Scottish air routes are among those affected by ministers banning laptops and tablets on flights from six Middle Eastern and north African countries.

Transport 10
The incident happened on a train from Edinburgh Waverley bound for Peterborough. Picture: Chris Watt

Man comes forward after toddler assaulted on Edinburgh train

A man has come forward to speak to police after a toddler was assaulted on a train in Edinburgh.

News 5
A snow plough heading for Rullion Road in Penicuik Picture: SWNS

Scotland weather: Snow disrupts major transport routes

Scottish drivers are facing tough conditions on roads around Scotland after a flurry of snowfall this morning.

Transport 13
Man proposes to girlfriend using info board at Glasgow Central

Man proposes to girlfriend using info board at Glasgow Central

A man has proposed to his girlfriend using the information board at Glasgow Central station.

News
Police want to speak to this man

CCTV appeal after toddler assaulted on Edinburgh train

POLICE have released images of a man they want to speak to after a toddler was assaulted on a train.

News
Scotland weather: Warning of ice and snow forecast

Scotland weather: Warning of ice and snow forecast

Commuters are being urged to take extra care as freezing temperatures, ice and snow are due to hit Scotland later today and into Tuesday.

Transport 11
The introduction of ScotRail's new Class 385 fleet this autumn will lead to more services from 2018. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Extra 1,300 trains a day by 2021 to ease commuter crush

The scale of Britain’s ongoing rail boom was underlined today with research showing nearly 1,300 extra trains a day will run by 2021 - including more than 230 in Scotland.

Transport 12
The growing number of cars has offset less polluting engines. Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

Dr Richard Dixon: Car obsession stymies climate change plan

Last week the Scottish Parliament debated the Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan. The plan is supposed to show how each sector of the economy, from transport to farming, from buildings to big industry, is going to help reduce Scotland’s emissions to two-thirds of 1990 levels by 2030. Four committees of MSPs have done a great job interrogating the plan and the debate was based on their findings.

Environment 7
Neil Swanson with his Nissan Leaf. He won a years free loan, 
but couldnt wait and bought the car. Picture: Greg Macvean

Surge in Scottish drivers plugging into electric cars

There has been a huge upsurge in drivers moving over to electric cars in the past year, according to new figures.

Transport 6
The Beamer Rock lighthouse beneath the Forth Road Bridge before its removal. Picture: Jane Barlow

Row over a Forth lighthouse ‘too far’ from the bridge

A historic mini lighthouse displaced by the Queensferry Crossing is at the centre of a storm over plans to re-site it to overlook the new bridge.

Transport 9
Gary Christie.

Man charged over death of cyclist in Kirkcaldy

Police have charged a a 54-year-old man with causing the death of a cyclist in Kirkcaldy by dangerous driving.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians 1
Members of the Coast Guard form a guard of honour as the coffin arrives for the funeral of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick (Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)

Huge funeral for Irish coastguard helicopter crash pilot

The captain of a Coast Guard helicopter that crashed into the Atlantic during a rescue mission was a brave hero, an adoring mother and a champion of the underdog, her funeral Mass has heard.

World 1
Fuel prices are at their lowest since mid-January. Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Promising outlook for fuel price cuts says AA

Drivers face a brighter outlook for fuel prices which are at their lowest for two months, the AA said today.

Transport 1
Many of the cyclist injuries have been at Haymarket

Edinburgh tram track injuries have cost NHS more than £1m

More than 250 people have been injured by tram tracks in Edinburgh at a cost of some £1.25 million to the NHS.

Transport 33
Load more