Buses back us­ing Forth Road Bridge

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

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”.

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