Raeburn Place SGN works: bus update

Following on from recent posts about the SGN works in Stockbridge, SGN tells NTBCC:

In relation to what will happen with the buses when we move to the next phase of our works in Stockbridge. The bridge will reopen to two way traffic on Monday morning and Raeburn Place will open to citybound traffic in the afternoon.

The switch in bus diversions will not happen until start of service Tuesday morning so that there is no confusion as to whether buses are on diversion or not.

I have attached a map showing the diversion routes that will be followed by buses from start of service on Tuesday 11 February. A copy of this map will go up in the bus stops affected from the start of next week. You are welcome to distribute this map to help spread the word’.

In simple terms all citybound buses on routes 24, 29, 36 and 41 will return to normal route while all buses in the opposite direction will stay on their current diversion.  The diverted 36 will continue to serve the temporary stop on George Street eastbound to enable passengers on 24, 29 and 42 to get to Howe Street.

Note that the road is expected to open sometime on Monday and due to the lack of a specific time the bus company have decided that it is easiest if they wait until Tuesday to make the switch to routes.

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG
sgn.co.uk

SGN gas replacement works update for Raeburn Place area, Edinburgh

(adapted from emails from SGN)

Following on from this post, here is SGN’s latest on their work in the Raeburn Place area.

Our work is progressing really well and phase one of our project in Deanhaugh Street will be completed over the weekend. This means our engineers will start work on phase two of our project on Monday 10 February.

Raeburn Place will be closed to westbound traffic for the duration of phase two and a signed diversion route will be in place for motorists. Buses travelling westbound will also be following diversion routes.

Some parking restrictions will remain in place but pedestrian access to Raeburn Place will continue to be available at all times.

Regarding buses, SGN says

Lothian Buses have confirmed the following changes, taking affect from early Tuesday morning (11 February).

  • No: 36                                 Will return to its normal route.
  • No: 24, 29 and 42            Going into town, will return to its normal route.
  • No: 24, 29 and 42            Going out of town, the current diversion will stay in place.

Lothian Buses will update its website to reflect this. LB also advises that  if anyone has any further enquiries regarding the buses their Customer Service team will be happy to help.

SGN also say

It is with regret that neither Matt Ferguson (Project Manager) or myself are able to attend NTBCC’s meeting on Monday. However if there are any further concerns we can help with please let me know and I’ll pick it up on my return. Or my colleague Katie Lobban – katie.lobban@sgn.co.uk will help.

I’d like to assure that we will do everything we can to help the local residents and customers to support them and tailor our day-to-day services to their individual needs to make sure we’re helping to support them during our works.

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG
sgn.co.uk

Update on Raeburn Place gas-works

Following on from this post about Raeburn Place gas-works, SGN emailed late on Friday 17 January:

Please see the Raeburn Place update below and note, traffic management is changing on Sunday. We have also hand delivered the letter to residents and businesses today making them aware of the changes.

Phase one of our project in Deanhaugh Street is progressing well and our engineers have nearly completed work in the bridge, meaning we can progress further along the road.

From Sunday 19 January, we’ll be working between Leslie Place and Dean Street and our signed diversion route for motorists will remain in place.

We’d like to thank Stockbridge residents and businesses for the support we’ve received so far whilst carrying out complex engineering work to upgrade our gas network.

Here’s the link to the web page: https://www.sgn.co.uk/our-gas-works/major-planned-projects/raeburn-place-area-edinburgh

I’d like to thank you for your support and understanding whilst carrying out complex engineering work to upgrade our gas network.

I hope this helps and if you require any further information please let me know.

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG

SGN Update 6 January 2020: Forth Street and Hart Street Edinburgh

(adapted from an email from SGN)

Here is SGN’s breakdown on what to expect when it returns to site on the 6 January 2020. This breakdown also contained two letters to residents and businesses:

Traffic Management

The works will mean that the remainder of the project will require 2 sections of road to be closed, one after the other

  • 1st section will be from Broughton Street to Hart Street
  • 2nd section will be from Hart Street to Union Street

Service Work

Each property which uses gas will be supplied by a service pipe. The age and condition of the pipe will determine the amount of work each property will have to have done. An example of this would be if the property has a meter box in the cellar or basement area, then this would be called a service transfer and this would be a case of turning the supply off for a matter of hours and transferring this pipework onto the new main pipe. No work would be anticipated in the customer’s property other than relighting their appliances.

If the service pipe is in poorer condition or contains underground metallic sections, then the service pipe will have to be replaced. This is known as a service renewal and will very probably involve works outside and inside the customer’s property.

Both of these scenarios will be discussed with each customer by the project manager or his authorised deputy, and will involve agreeing timescales and dates for the works to be carried out.

All surfaces disturbed by our works will be reinstated to customers’ satisfaction.

Mains Work

Excavations will be taken out on the existing iron main, with the plan being to insert the new PE (plastic) main inside the old main to avoid excavating a trench the entire length of the street. Further excavations will then be taken out on each of the services which supply the customers properties. After this is complete the area will be permanently reinstated.

For all enquiries, please call SGN on 0131 469 1728 during office hours (8am to 4pm) or 0800 912 1700 at other times.

Kind regards

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8TG

Notification of major gas replacement works: Raeburn Place area, Edinburgh 6 January 2020

(adapted from an email from SGN, and posted here in case this affects NTBCC residents, businesses and visitors)

SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. We also provide the gas emergency service in these areas.

We’re investing £2.2 million to upgrade our gas network in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh and we’ll shortly begin the first section of our project.

This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.

In agreement with the City of Edinburgh Council and local authorities, our work in the Raeburn Place are of Edinburgh will begin on Monday 6 January 2020 and last approximately 30 weeks. Some road closures will be in place, but we’ve split the work into two phases to minimise disruption. Continue reading