Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

FTA seeks assurance on Forth Bridge

The FTA is seeking assurance from the Scottish Transport Minister that the Forth Road Bridge will re-open on the 4th January 2016 as planned.

“FTA very much welcomes the efforts of Transport Scotland in helping to secure relaxations to the Drivers’ Hours rules to ease the pressure, and also with the addition of vans carrying freight to the permitted users of the HGV and bus priority lane on the diversionary routing,” said the FTA’s director of policy, Karen Dee.

“But what the logistics industry really needs is the bridge open to all traffic – including HGVs – as soon as possible so that the additional costs and uncertainly the industry is currently experiencing can be brought to an end.”