Improvements to our Bus Services

We will be making changes and improvements to your services from 25 February.

These changes will offer a wide range of enhanced connections and improved reliability for our customers. We will also be taking steps to provide further capacity on key routes in East Lothian and will continue to increase capacity levels on all services over the coming months.

Following feedback from our customers, Service 107 will be renumbered X7 reflecting the express nature of the service and additional journeys will be introduced at peak times to provide more capacity for the increasing customer demand. We will also be extending the route of our Service 106 from Musselburgh to Fort Kinnaird Shopping Centre creating better links to the retail park from East Lothian.

Service 113 will have a revised timeable to improve reliablity with an additional evening peak journey and a new late evening journey from Pencaitland to Musselburgh extended to the City Centre.

Services 139 and 140, previously Lothian 39 and 40, will become part East Coast Buses, introducing our popular buses to Midlothian.

We will also have a new NightHawk service, N113 running between Edinburgh City Centre and Ormiston 7 days a week building on the success of our current NightHawk network.

From this date, Adult single tickets will increase by 10p. Fares for Daytickets, Child singles and m-ticket bundles will remain the same. Adult and Student Ridacards will also see an increase with Child Ridacards remaining unchanged. Ridacards will become valid for travel on all NightHawk services within their respective zones. Ridacards will become valid for travel on all NightHawk services in zone A and zone B (zone C and zone D Ridacards will be valid in zone C and zone D respectively). Details of all revised fares.

Mark Heritage, General Manager of EastCoastBuses said:

We are delighted that we can once again offer further new and improved services for our customers. Over the last 18 months we have recorded recorded customer growth of 30% in and round East Lothian, bucking the National trend of bus usage decline. This is a credit to our workforce who deliver a great travel experience for our customers everyday and we hope to continue to build on this success in 2018.

To allow us to continue to invest in your bus network, your fleet and our people and with the growth in inflation a fare review was required for some of our products. Our fares continue to offer great value for money for the residents and visitors of East Lothian and are still amongst the lowest in the UK, with the hugely popular County and CountyPlus Dayticket prices being held at £5 and £7.50.