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SPT steps in to save bus service serving Monklands Hospital

SPT has agreed to provide a bus service from Monklands Hospital to Kirkintilloch/Kilsyth via Cumbernauld after McGill’s announced it planned to withdraw the route.

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Glasgow Fort

Dunn’s to introduce new route from the Village to the Fort

North Lanarkshire firm Dunn’s Coaches is to introduce a new service next month that is sure to appeal to shoppers.

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The lift bridge over the canal at Twechar has been shut since February

Motion in Parliament as MSP demands action on bridges

Central Scotland lost MSP Mark Griffin has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling on the Scottish Government and Scottish Canals to make urgent repairs to the lift bridges at Bonnybridge and Twechar.

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Warning signs that Wyndford Road is closed were first put up in 2011

Council finally admits Wyndford Road will never reopen

After more than seven years North Lanarkshire Council had admitted it will never reopen a road linking Wardpark and Banknock.

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Failure of electricity supply leads to problems for train passengers

Failure of electricity supply leads to problems for train passengers

A number of rail services travelling through the Central Belt will be cancelled or delayed this morning due to an overhead line fault.

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Temporary road closures for 
Cumbernauld

Temporary road closures for Cumbernauld

A number of roads around Cumbernauld are to close temporarily to allow roadworks to be undertaken.

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Jane’s Brae slip roads to close because of cleaning works

Jane’s Brae slip roads to close because of cleaning works

There will be temporary road closures next week at slip roads on the B8039.

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Our Lady's High pupil covers his face as bus fills with smoke

School bus contract suspended after youngsters are filmed being choked by smoke

North Lanarkshire Council has suspended a school bus contract after youngsters were filmed being choked with smoke.

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Motherwell station will be the heart of a new transport hub

£3.5m project for transport links on track

Plans to create an improved transport interchange at Motherwell railway station were approved by the Glasgow City Region Cabinet last week.

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The heavily damaged car which was involved in an accident on Howe Road on March 24

Action needed at accident hotspot

Calls have been made for action to be taken on Howe Road following a number of accidents in recent weeks.

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Councillor Mark Kerr's motion calling for a working party to be set up to look into North Lanarkshire Council having its own transport network was successful

Working group will look into bus service

North Lanarkshire Council has taken the next step towards potentially operating its own transport network.

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CACE's longest serving volunteer Jenny McConkey cuts the ribbon on the newly arrived mini-bus

CACE unveils new mini-bus

Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly (CACE) unveiled its new minibus last week following a successful fundraising campaign.

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Public warned to stay safe as line goes live

Public warned to stay safe as line goes live

The public are being warned that overhead power lines on the railway between Cumbernauld and Greenhill Lower junction, near Bonnybridge, have gone live carrying 25,000 volts of electricity.

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Bus stances partnership breaks down as Hamcap go it alone

Bus stances partnership breaks down as Hamcap go it alone

Refurbishment of Cumbernauld bus stances will be carried out by Hamcap (Cumbernauld) LLP alone, after the company, North Lanarkshire Council and Campsies Centre (Cumbernauld) Ltd decided not to progress a joint project.

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The bridge at Twechar has been identified as a priority for repairs but it is unclear when Scottish Canals will undertake the work.

Canal bridges shut over safety fears

A health and safety row with cold hard cash at its core has cast a long shadow on the Forth and Clyde Canal.

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Delays in blue badge scheme renewal

Delays in blue badge scheme renewal

A disabled woman is concerned she will be without her blue badge for over a month due to problem with processing applications.

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Traffic Scotland published CCTV images of the motorway network near Cumbernauld on Wednesday night

Heroes brave the snow to assist stranded drivers

Three Cumbernauld men who came to the aid of drivers stranded in the snow on the motorway over night have been hailed heroes after delivering pizzas and Irn-Bru to people.

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Snow in Birkenshaw, North Lanarkshire, last night

Red warning lifted, but still major disruption due to snow

The Met Office’s red warning for snow across central Scotland has now expired, but an amber warning will be in place until at least 6pm this evening (Thursday).

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Commuters make their way through the morning rush hour after heavy snow fall on the M8 this morning and the Met Office has warned the weather is likely to get worse this afternoon. Pic: SWNS

Weather warning upgraded to Red

The Met Office has upgraded it weather warning to Red - the highest possible level - for Strathclyde, Central, Tayside, Fife, South West Scotland, Lothian and the Borders.

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The MET office has put out an Amber warning as Scotland is covered in a blanket of snow. Pic: SWNS

Warning not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary

People are being urged to avoid travel in the areas affected by the amber warning for snow which will affect parts of Scotland including Lanarkshire over the coming days.

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