Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

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.

 

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]