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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 village within the parish of Kirkliston, to the west of Edinburgh, Scotland. It originally lay on the western edge of the county of Midlothian; however, local government reforms in the late 20th century placed it within the jurisdiction of the City of Edinburgh Council.
Newbridge has an industrial estate, two car dealerships, a Royal Bank of Scotland branch, a pub with a large beer garden (The Newbridge Inn, founded 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 20 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.
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