Newbridge, Edinburgh


Newbridge, Edinburgh
Newbridge
Council area Edinburgh
Lieutenancy area Edinburgh
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWBRIDGE
Postcode district EH28 8
Dialling code 0131
Police Lothian and Borders
Fire Lothian and Borders
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Edinburgh West
Scottish Parliament Edinburgh West
List of places: UK • Scotland • Edinburgh
The flooded workings of Hillwood Quarry, south of Newbridge, dolerite was extracted here

Newbridge is a suburb of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It is south of Kirkliston. Newbridge (including Ratho Station) had a total population of 1,013 at the 2001 Census.[1]

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Local amenities

Newbridge has an Industrial Estate, two car dealerships, a Royal Bank of Scotland branch, a pub with a large beer garden (The Newbridge Inn, built in 1683), a Bowling Club, a McDonalds restaurant, a Petrol Station, a cafe and a chip shop. There is a Scotmid nearby at Ratho Station. Larger supermarkets can be found in Broxburn. A Doctor's Surgery and a chemist are located in Ratho.

Transport

Road

The Newbridge roundabout is one of the busiest junctions in Scotland. The M8 and M9 both meet here. An underpass allows traffic to flow from one motorway to the other without having to go round the Newbridge Roundabout. The A8 dual carriageway runs from the Newbridge Roundabout into Edinburgh City Centre. The A89 road runs from Newbridge Roundabout to Broxburn

Bus

Newbridge is served by several bus services. First operate three bus services,

12 (Edinburgh-Newbridge-Broxburn-Livingston-Whitburn)
16 (Edinburgh-Newbridge-Broxburn-Livingston-Bathgate)
38 (Edinburgh-Newbridge-Kirkliston-Linlithgow)

E & M Horsburgh operate route 63 (South Queensferry-Kirkliston-Newbridge-Gyle)

Lothian Buses services X48/48 also serve the eastern fringes of the village at the first bus stop eastbound on the A8 road (Great Britain) towards Edinburgh.

Air

Newbridge is about a mile from Edinburgh Airport's Terminal Building, However, the runway ends just before the M9 and planes often fly low over Newbridge.

Tram

Newbridge will be the western terminus of Tram Line 2

Schools

Newbridge shares Hillwood Primary School with Ratho Station. Newbridge is in the catchment area for Craigmount High School.

See also

Sources

Coordinates: 55°56′21.80″N 3°24′28.97″W / 55.939389°N 3.4080472°W / 55.939389; -3.4080472


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