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Newbridge from the air
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||EH28 8|
|UK Parliament||Edinburgh West|
|Scottish Parliament||Edinburgh West|
Newbridge is a suburb of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It is south of Kirkliston. Newbridge (including Ratho Station) had a total population of 1,074 at the 2011 Census based on the 2010 definition of the locality.
Newbridge has an industrial estate, two car dealerships, a Royal Bank of Scotland branch, a pub with a large beer garden (The Newbridge Inn, built in 1683), a bowling club, a McDonalds restaurant, a petrol station, a Premier Inn (with Thyme restaurant), a cafe and a chip shop. There is a Scotmid nearby at Ratho Station. Larger supermarkets can be found in Broxburn. A doctor's surgery and a chemist are located in Ratho.
The Newbridge roundabout is one of the busiest junctions in Scotland. The M8 and M9 both meet here. An underpass allows traffic to flow from one motorway to the other without having to go round the Newbridge Roundabout. The A8 dual carriageway runs from the Newbridge Roundabout into Edinburgh City Centre. The A89 road runs from Newbridge Roundabout to Broxburn.
Newbridge is served by several bus services. First operate three bus services,
- 12 (Edinburgh-Newbridge-Broxburn-Livingston-Whitburn)
- 16 (Edinburgh-Newbridge-Broxburn-Livingston-Bathgate)
- 38 (Edinburgh-Newbridge-Kirkliston-Linlithgow)
Lothian Buses services X48/48 also serve the eastern fringes of the village at the first bus stop eastbound on the A8 road towards Edinburgh.
Newbridge is about a mile from Edinburgh Airport's Terminal Building, However, the runway ends just before the M9 motorway and planes often fly low over Newbridge.
Newbridge will be the western terminus of Tram Line 2
Newbridge shares Hillwood Primary School with Ratho Station. Newbridge is in the catchment area for Craigmount High School.
- "Ratho Station (City of Edinburgh)". Retrieved 2014-06-21.