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Prestonpans March road closures 24 June

Published: Wednesday 21st June 2017

Information about temporary road closures and diversions

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Published: Thursday 11th May 2017

Details of route, road closures and parking restrictions

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Council adds congratulations to local bus service providers

Published: Friday 25th November 2016

Local bus providers win at UK awards

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EastCoast Buses introduce new weekend Night Service

Published: Thursday 13th October 2016

Council welcomes extension of East Coast bus services

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ELC agrees more investment for East Linton railway station

Published: Wednesday 24th August 2016

East Lothian Council has offered £3.44 million as its contribution to the re-opening of the railway station at East Linton and the reinstatement of a local rail service.


Bus company boost East Lothian - Edinburgh commuter route

Published: Thursday 11th August 2016

New extended route for Dunbar and Haddington to Edinburgh commuters

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East Coast Buses launch timetables and fares

Published: Thursday 28th July 2016

New services coming to East Lothian in August


Road re-opens for light vehicles

Published: Thursday 21st July 2016

Flood debris cleared from road

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Published: Thursday 26th May 2016

Details of route, road closures and parking restrictions

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Council responds to First Scotland East announcement

Published: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Council in discussions to secure school and supported bus services

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Emergency road closure - Tranent

Published: Saturday 12th March 2016

Temporary roadworks in Church Street preventing access to Winton Place

Keith Christie receives Cycling Friendly Award

Cycle Friendly Award for Education Centre

Published: Wednesday 27th January 2016

Musselburgh Outdoor Education Centre has received an award for its efforts to support and encourage staff to cycle

East Lothian Council staff first in Scotland to gain new Roadworks Administration qualification

Published: Thursday 24th December 2015

Jean Matthews and Shirley Mackie from the council’s Transportation Team are the first in Scotland to have completed the new Roadworks Administration award (certificated and quality assured by the SQA)

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Councils' collaboration plans to deliver road services

Published: Tuesday 15th December 2015

Proposals to share resources and processes for road repairs and maintenance

Parked Cars

Decriminalised Park Enforcement Consultation

Published: Monday 19th October 2015

East Lothian Council is considering new measures to tackle concerns raised by local people over the lack of parking attendants across the county.

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Transport spokesperson congratulates bus companies

Published: Friday 16th October 2015

Cllr Michael Veitch, Transport spokesperson for East Lothian Council, has congratulated two bus companies operating in East Lothian for their recent success at the UK-wide routeONE magazine Awards.

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Road Closure - Wallyford

Published: Wednesday 14th October 2015

Emergency road closure Thursday 15 October

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Meeting between East Lothian Council and Scotrail

Published: Wednesday 9th September 2015

On Thursday 3rd September, Councillor Michael Veitch, Transport spokesperson for East Lothian Council, met with ScotRail to discuss various matters relating to rail services in the county.

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Decriminalised Parking one step closer

Published: Wednesday 26th August 2015

East Lothian Council has moved one step closer to Decriminalised Parking Enforcement.

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Road closure - Law Road

Published: Friday 21st August 2015

Due to a Scottish Power emergency on Law Road the road has had to be closed between Grange Road and Lochbridge Road.

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East Lothian On the Move

Published: Wednesday 19th August 2015

Got an opinion on active travel and sustainable transport in your area? We want to hear it! Join us at one of the six East Lothian On the Move events taking place across the county.

Dunbar Primary School children on their bikes

Walk this way!

Published: Friday 12th June 2015

Local pupils choosing healthier options of getting to school

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Published: Tuesday 26th May 2015

Road closures and parking restrictions on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May 2015.

Road Closure May 2015 - Lindores Drive

Road Closure - Lindores Drive, Tranent

Published: Tuesday 19th May 2015

Lindores Drive, Tranent, is closed to vehicles due to severe damage caused by subsidence due to shallow mine workings below the road surface.

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East Lothian by Bus

Published: Tuesday 28th April 2015

Information on the new supported bus service routes and timetable, and the brand new East Lothian by Bus map.

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East Lothian Council meet with new Scotrail operators

Published: Friday 20th March 2015

Representatives from East Lothian Council attended a briefing event, organised by SEStran, with new Scotrail operators Abellio on Friday 13th March at the Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh.

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Road closures - March

Published: Thursday 26th February 2015

There will be road closures this March for two, five day, periods in the Port Seton/Cockenzie area.

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Met Office Amber warning for this evening

Published: Tuesday 13th January 2015

Forecast of snow coming into East Lothian later today and overnight.

Dunbar speed limit

20mph speed limits to be introduced to improve road safety

Published: Friday 28th November 2014

20mph speed limit to be introduced to improve road safety at Cockenzie, North Berwick and Tranent.

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Musselburgh Town Centre Improvement Works

Published: Friday 28th November 2014

Works in Musselburgh Town Centre should be substantially completed by 7th December, with overnight works due to restart on Monday 1st December for three nights.

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Cycling developments in East Lothian

Published: Tuesday 25th November 2014

Councillor Dave Berry represented East Lothian Council at the Spokes autumn public meeting, outlining various cycling developments in East Lothian.

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Update: Musselburgh roadworks

Published: Wednesday 19th November 2014

The overnight resurfacing roadworks of Musselburgh High Street between the Kilwinning junction and Pinkie pillars, including part of Newbigging, will stop tonight and continue at a later date.

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New railway station at East Linton is on track

Published: Wednesday 19th November 2014

A new train station for East Linton is a step closer after services for the stop were written into the next ScotRail franchise.

Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year: L to r Comedian Des Clarke, Chester Smith, Managing Director of the Kerr & Smith Group who presented the award to Ian Dalgleish, East Lothian Council’s Transport Services Manager, with TV presenter Mary Rhodes

East Lothian excels at Transport News awards

Published: Monday 17th November 2014

East Lothian Council has been awarded the prestigious Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year award at this year’s Transport News Scottish Rewards ceremony, sponsored by Iveco.

The Scottish Good Egg Car Guide to In-car Safety

Scottish Good Egg Guide to In-Car Child Safety

Published: Thursday 16th October 2014

Parents and parents-to-be are urged to read the Scottish Good Egg Guide to In-Car Child Safety on the laws and best practice on choosing and using their first baby car seat.

Young Scot

Smarter travel for East Lothian Schools

Published: Thursday 16th October 2014

Smart ticketing scheme for pupils travelling by bus between secondary schools.

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Update: Waterloo Bridge road closure

Published: Wednesday 15th October 2014

Update: The road closure at Waterloo Bridge, Haddington, will continue through until midday tomorrow

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Positive changes to 110 and 123 bus services

Published: Tuesday 14th October 2014

Timetable changes to the 110 and 123 bus services.

Safer Scotland

Take care on rural roads this October

Published: Tuesday 7th October 2014

East Lothian Council is supporting the latest Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland campaign which urges drivers to take extra care driving on country roads.

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East Lothian’s Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) ready to pass on the message

Published: Friday 3rd October 2014

On Friday 3rd October a new batch of Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO) from East Lothian primary schools had their induction at Port Seton Community Centre.

Two senior school pupils with Councillor Shamin Akhtar and a Police officer

2MORO’s Drivers learn about road safety

Published: Thursday 4th September 2014

Over the last week around 1200 pupils from East Lothian and Midlothian attended the annual 2MORO’s Driver road safety event at the Brunton Theatre.

Dunbar school girl holds large certificate in front of Dunbar Primary School

Dunbar school girl wins UK-wide design prize

Published: Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Katie Donovan from Dunbar has won a UK-wide design competition which encourages more children to walk to school.

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East Lothian pupils get active to get to school!

Published: Monday 1st September 2014

East Lothian pupils and parents have been praised for their efforts to leave the car at home and opt for greener and healthier ways to travel to school.

Sean Duffy, ScotRail’s Commercial Director, and Michael Veitch, Council transport spokesperson, holding giant ceremonial ticket

Working together to maintain and enhance rail services

Published: Wednesday 20th August 2014

East Lothian Council and train operator ScotRail have signed a concordat to work together to maintain and enhance rail services in the region.

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Traffic restrictions around schools during term time

Published: Tuesday 19th August 2014

Reminder to parents: Vehicle bans around Dunbar Primary, King's Meadow Primary, Haddington Infant School and St Mary's RC Primary during term time.

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Making tracks in East Lothian

Published: Monday 11th August 2014

Travel to and from Edinburgh by train from North Berwick or Dunbar?

ScotRail train

New East Lothian Community Rail Partnership

Published: Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Residents and visitors encouraged to provide their views on train services

East Linton

Reston and East Linton stations on track with Rail Station Fund bid

Published: Tuesday 20th May 2014

Joint bid for new rail stations at East Linton and Reston

ScotRail train

Changes for National Entitlement Card holders in East Lothian

Published: Friday 16th May 2014

Changes to Concessionary Rail Travel scheme

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New supported bus service contract awarded

Published: Wednesday 9th April 2014

New supported bus service 110 to replace the 328

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Pencaitland road reopens ahead of schedule

Published: Thursday 6th February 2014

Temporary road closure ends on Friday 7 february

Haddington Infant School

New traffic restrictions to begin in Haddington

Published: Thursday 23rd January 2014

Vehicle restrictions at peak school travel periods

Dunbar speed limit

20 mph trial starts this week in Dunbar

Published: Tuesday 14th January 2014

18 month speed limit trial begins

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East Lothian Council is providing free shuttle bus during road works at Pencaitland

Published: Monday 13th January 2014

Arrangements for bus travel during roadworks on Tyne Bridge

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New bus services providing commuter connections

Published: Thursday 28th November 2013

Improved connections for commuters in east of county

Prentice bus award ceremony

Transport spokesman congratulates bus companies on awards

Published: Friday 4th October 2013

Local bus operators scoop top awards

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Traffic disruption - Belhaven

Published: Wednesday 18th September 2013

Road diversions in place

Cars on a motorway

Council calls for A1 duelling

Published: Tuesday 18th December 2012

The Council has called for the duelling of the A1 from Dunbar to the English border.

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Wallyford Loan open again

Published: Monday 10th December 2012

The Loan at Wallyford is open to traffic again following flooding from a broken mains pipe.

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Council welcomes better bus service

Published: Tuesday 6th November 2012

East Lothian Council has welcomed the new East Lothian Buses timetable providing improved links between villages and towns in the west of the county and Edinburgh.

Consultation on 20-mph trial for Dunbar

Published: Monday 24th September 2012

East Lothian Council and Sustaining Dunbar are holding a public consultation on a 20-mph speed limit trial in Dunbar.

School road safety presentation

Primary schools improve walk rate

Published: Wednesday 19th September 2012

Six primary schools have received awards for increasing the number of pupils who walk, cycle or scoot to school following an annual survey.

School safety presentation

Child safety is aim of new leaflet

Published: Tuesday 28th August 2012

A new leaflet urges parents, carers and pupils to place a high priority about travelling safely on and around East Lothian’s roads, especially near schools.

Lothian and Borders Safety Camera Partnership

Mobile safety cameras to go live

Published: Wednesday 4th July 2012

Mobile road safety cameras introduced for the summer

Flashing sign improves school safety

Published: Thursday 19th April 2012

Aberlady Primary School has welcomed the installation by the Council of a reactive speed sign on the busy A198 as a key part of the school’s travel plan to make the area safer for pupils and others.

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Cathy's poster top with crossing guides

Published: Tuesday 31st January 2012

A Law Primary School pupil has won a design award for a road safety poster.

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