A second morning of misery faced commuters attempting to cross the Forth today.
Despite the implementation of a revised transport plan by the Scottish Government, there remained significant delays on major roads between Fife and the capital, while trains were also packed to capacity.
At the peak of the morning rush hour diversion times of almost an hour were being reported between the A985 at Kincardine and the M90.
However, traffic did appear to be moving relatively freely, despite the huge volume of vehicles converging on the crossing.
Meanwhile, rail passengers were once again flooding the region’s platforms ahead of another busy day on the network.
There was huge frustration for passengers at Inverkeithing station, where lengthy queues had developed only for customers to be greeted by carriages almost full to capacity when trains did arrive.
There was similar frustration for those waiting at Cowdenbeath station, where queues were reportedly over the station bridge as commuters who would normally take their cars looked for an alternative way to Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, repair work to the Forth Road Bridge is continuing.
New images show workmen examining the steelwork which has prompted the closure of the bridge until the new year.
However, officials have reiterated that they intend to reopen the crossing at the start of 2016.