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  • lbpolice 12:40 pm on May 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , police box, , SNT,   

    Return of the ‘Tardis’ – Police boxes to re-open 

    Lothian and Borders Police are re-opening a number of police boxes in the South East of Edinburgh to engage with local communities.

    The boxes in Duddingston Road West, Jocks Lodge and Craigentinny Road will be brought back in to operation for the first time in a number of years. Safer Neighbourhood Team Officers will use the iconic structures to host community surgeries during the “Have Your Say” week, which begins on Tuesday 22 May.

    Members of the public are invited to meet with their local policing teams at these hubs and raise any community issues or concerns they may have.

    SNT Sergeant David Robertson said: “We are delighted to re-open the police boxes within these communities as they will help improve the visibility of local police, which is an essential promise of our Community Commitment pledge.

    “A number of boxes across the city were recently put up for sale as they were deemed surplus to operational requirement. However, the Safer Neighbourhood Teams in the South East of the City have identified them as an ideal method for improving local engagement.

    “The local community are invited to take advantage of this opportunity and come along to speak with their policing teams on the subjects that matter most to them.”

    Police will be in attendance at the Police Boxes on the following dates and times:

    Duddingston Road West: Tuesday 22 May (8.30am – 9.30am) and Friday 25 May (8am – 10am)

    Jocks Lodge: Wednesday 23 May (8am – 10am and 12pm – 2pm); Friday 25 May (6pm – 8pm) and Saturday 26 May (3pm – 5pm and 6pm – 8pm)

    Craigentinny Road: Thursday 24 May (8am to 10am and 6pm – 8pm)

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  • lbpolice 10:58 am on May 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Victory parade bus drivers, one to tell the Grandkids about #lbpcup 

    Shine Tom Varghese or Rod Matheson will drive the victory bus

    These lucky lads have been selected from the massed ranks of Hibs and Hearts drivers at Lothian Buses to drive the winning team on their victory parade, read the full article on STV website 

    See the routes the cup winners will parade  here

     

     Lothian Bus drivers Shine Tom Varghese and Rod Matheson (Photograph Courtesy Lothian Buses @on_lothianbuses)

    Downloads

    Hearts Tynecastle Stadium parade route  (PDF 75kb)

    Hibs Easter Road Stadium parade route  (PDF 96kb)

     

     
  • lbpolice 9:14 am on May 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: advice, , , train,   

    Two sleeps to go – Going by train to the Cup Final? Scotrail information #lbpcup 

    Edinburgh-Glasgow routes for the Scottish Cup Final between Hibs and Hearts.

    More than 50 trains – running on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Central via Shotts line as well as Edinburgh – Glasgow via Falkirk High and Bathgate respectively – will have additional carriages.

    There will also be numerous trains with extra carriages serving Mount Florida and Kings Park stations.

    A queuing system will be in operation at Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket stations, aimed at getting as many people onto trains in the quickest possible time, and supporters will be directed to the next available train (be it going to Glasgow Central or on the two routes to Glasgow Queen Street).

    There will also be separate queues at Glasgow Central for the onward journey to Hampden – with Hibs supporters travelling on trains to Kings Park and Hearts fans going to Mount Florida.

    Return travel is still to be confirmed, but the following arrangements are likely to be in place:

    • The winning team may be asked to travel via Airdrie/ Bathgate (entering Queen Street station via the Dundas Street entrance) The runner-up fans may be asked travel on trains via Falkirk High (entering Queen Street station via the George Square entrance and join the queuing system in place in the car park).

    Please check nearer the time for confirmation of details.

    An alcohol ban will be in place on:

    • all Edinburgh-Glasgow trains from 0900 to 1300
    • Glasgow Central trains to Mount Florida and Kings Park stations from noon to 1500
    • return services from 1700 to 2100
    • all Glasgow-Edinburgh services from 1700 to 2100.

    Customers should purchase their tickets in advance of travel to facilitate their journey and allow more time for travel as services will be busier than usual. Tickets can be obtained at staffed stations, ScotRail telesales on 08457 55 00 33 or from our website.

    Sample fares

    • Edinburgh to Mount Florida £14.50. It may be cheaper to purchase separate tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow and Glasgow to Mount Florida. Tickets to Mount Florida can be used to/from Kings Park.
    • Glasgow to Mount Florida £2.00
    • Polmont to Mount Florida £12.50
    • Bathgate to Mount Florida £11.30
    • Livingston North to Mount Florida £12.70

    Families can take advantage of ScotRail’s Kids Go Free ticket where up to two children can travel for free with every adult.

    Please also remember to check your train times before travelling.

    ScotRail ask fans to be patient during this busy time and follow the instructions of customer service staff and the British Transport Police.

     
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