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Edinburgh Waverley Station taxi and car ban delayed

Edinburgh Waverley
Image caption Edinburgh Waverley Station will be car and taxi free under the plans

Plans for a permanent ban on taxis and cars inside Edinburgh Waverley Station have been postponed.

The station's owner Network Rail had proposed to implement the ban from July.

However, it has agreed to delay the plans after Edinburgh City Council asked for more time to move the taxi rank outside the station.

Last month Network Rail announced it wanted to remove all vehicles for security reasons.

A Network Rail spokesman said: "Waverley Station is the last major station in the UK to allow vehicles access to the concourse and we remain committed to implementing the proposed changes in the long-term.

"However, we have listened to feedback from station users and have agreed with the Department for Transport and Edinburgh City Council to delay to any action to remove vehicles to give us more time to address passenger concerns and to ensure alternative arrangements for taxis can be put in place."

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