Lothian Buses have announced that from Sunday 25 February, they will be making a number of changes to their services, including an increase in the price of Adult single tickets and Adult and Student Ridacards.
A fare review will see some fares increasing for the first time in two years. Adult single tickets will increase 10p to £1.70 and the Lothian Country 2 zone fare will increase to £2.70. Adult and Student Ridacards, which were last increased in 2015 will also see an increase. Fares for all Daytickets, Child singles and Child Ridacards will remain the same, as will Airport and Nightbus fares. Details of all revised fares can be found here.
Other highlights include:
- Service 18 to operate later evening journeys and more capacity at peak times following customer feedback.
- Service 3 will be re-routed along Melville Road, avoiding traffic congestion on the A7 to reduce journey times.
- Services 39 and 40 will be operated by EastCoastBuses as services 139 and 140 (Ridacards and Day Tickets will continue to be valid on these new services).
- Service 21 will run with double-deckers to meet growing customer demand along the route (no change to timetable).
- A new Monday to Friday journey will be introduced on service N31 meaning all our Nightbus services will operate 7 days a week.
- Lothian Country 43/X43 is extend to Ferrymuir Retail Park at all times Monday to Saturday following requests from Queensferry Community Council and customers in new housing developments in the area.
Full service changes for Wester Hailes Buses are:
Revised route & timetable. Buses will revert back to the pre-April 2017 route at Eskbank via Melville Road to avoid traffic queues on the A7. This change is introduced after feedback from our regular customers.
Revised timetable introduced after feedback from regular customers. These changes will address reliability issues and additional peak journeys will improve capacity. A later evening journey introduced from the Gyle and the Fort on Mondays to Saturdays. Earlier Sunday morning journey introduced to and from Fort Kinnaird.
Revised morning timetable with one additional journey introduced to increase capacity after feedback from regular customers.