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Day two on Queensferry Crossing, and things seem calmer

Queensferry Crossing
Queensferry Crossing

Morning rush hour seems to have passed without a hitch on the Queensferry Crossing’s second day in operation.



Following the chaos of the first day, with rush hour starting 60 minutes early, and then never really stopping until the middle of the evening, Thursday’s traffic flow seemed relatively normal.


Traffic heading south out of Fife started building up from 6.30am.

However, queuing got only as far as Junction 2 at Pitreavie.

Traffic Scotland tweeted: “So far, so good, it’s moving well northbound.”

By 7.30am Fife commuters were still backed up beyond the Pitreavie junction, but “nowhere near” Junction 3 at Halbeath – unlike Wednesday’s opening day.

Half an hour later and southbound motorists were only joining the queue at Masterton.

“It’s definitely easing,” according to Traffic Scotland.

And by 8.30am southbound traffic was flowing from Ferrytoll and northbound was “issue free”.

Rush hour seemed to end at the same time as it always did on the Forth Road Bridge.

By 9am both north and south carriageways were delay free.

With Traffic Scotland telling drivers their patience was appreciated, it seems most people  just keen to take a spin across the new bridge heeded the advice from the authorities and avoided peak times.

However, by early afternoon traffic seemed to be building up again, with southbound lanes busy from Masterton.


But some satellite navigation systems were yet to adjust to the new route, with drivers reporting that the Queensferry Crossing remained off the map.


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