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The Forth Road Bridge can be affected by high winds from time to time. Radio bulletins, road signs and websites give details of which vehicles are restricted from crossing the bridge.

If the bridge is closed to ‘High Sided Vehicles,’ bus services to and from Ferrytoll will operate as normal as this restriction only affects double-decker buses. Few double-deckers are used across the bridge and Stagecoach will ensure single-deckers are used when the ‘High Sided Vehicles’ restriction is in operation.

On rare occasions, the bridge may only be open to cars or be closed completely. In such situations, buses to and from Ferrytoll will be severely affected.

If the Forth Road Bridge is closed to buses, services will operate the following :

JET Service 747 (Edinburgh Airport – Inverkeithing)

  • It will operate between Edinburgh Airport and Ratho Station Bus Stop (Newbridge) only.
  • Connections can be made at Ratho Station with Megabus/Scottish Citylink/Park’s Services and Stagecoach services to Fife.
  • Ferrytoll and Inverkeithing will not be served by Service 747.

Megabus/Scottish Citylink/Park’s Services S20, M90, M91 & M92

  • It will operate from Barnton via Maybury Road (A902), Glasgow Road (A8), Ratho Station Bus Stop (Newbridge), Kincardine Bridge to Dunfermline Bus Station then continuing normal routes northwards.
  • Ferrytoll will not be served.

All Stagecoach Services (X51, 53, X53, X54, X57, X58, X59, X60, X61)

  • They will operate from Barnton via Maybury Road (A902), Glasgow Road (A8), Ratho Station Bus Stop (Newbridge), Kincardine Bridge to Fife then continuing normal routes.

Service X52 & 55A

  • It will divert via the Kincardine Bridge.

For up to the minute information on how services will be operating during periods of high wind, call the Ferrytoll Supervisor on (01383) 420197. You can also visit the FETA website or Traffic Scotland

You can also get live bridge traffic information by texting from your mobile. Visit the FETA website for more details.