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Farewell Edinburgh’s busway but BRT lives on

Plans for BRT schemes are alive and well in the south east of Scotland

Alex Macaulay
01 June 2010
The Edinburgh busway has now closed to make way for trams
The Edinburgh busway has now closed to make way for trams


I have to confess to mixed emotions when passing the site of what was the longest guided bus way in the UK until Bob Menzies built the Cambridge Guided Busway.

On the one hand, the project, that was promoted under the banner of Edinburgh Fastlink, proved to be highly successful in that it allowed buses to bypass congestion on the western approaches to Edinburgh providing significant benefits to both bus passengers and to general traffic.

By taking buses out of the general traffic stream we...

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