Buses back using Forth Road Bridge
BUSES were able to use the Forth Road Bridge again from today as part of a phased reopening.
The bridge has been closed for roadworks to allow it to be used for public transport since the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing.
It partially reopened for scheduled public buses today with other buses, taxis and motorcycles to follow later.
The speed limit on the Queensferry Crossing will rise from 40mph to 50mph in the coming weeks before increasing to 70 mph when fully operational later in the year.
Congestion has affected both sides of the new £1.35 billion bridge across the Forth since its opening.
Transport Scotland said that while journey times were returning to “more usual levels” the new arrangements were “still bedding in and being kept under review”.