From Sunday 10 April, Lothian Buses will improve frequencies on five Sunday services and one weekday service, creating approximately 50 new jobs.
The extra services will meet increased customer demand throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, with frequencies increasing from 30 to 20 minutes. In addition to these services, which includes the weekday Service 24 linking the Western General and Royal Infirmary, many services across the network will see changes to improve frequency, reliability and connections, particularly at peak times.
A fare review will be implemented, the first rise in three years, with adult and child single tickets increasing by 10p. 75% of passengers will be unaffected by the rises and fares for all Daytickets will remain the same, as will NightBus, Day&Night tickets, Airlink and the Ridacard season ticket
General Manager at Lothian Buses, Jim McFarlane, said, ‘We’re very pleased that this latest timetable and fare review has allowed us to improve services while also maintaining prices for the vast majority of our regular and loyal passengers. The changes we have made are a direct response to feedback from our customers and we’re in a position to introduce them thanks to continued strong business performance over many years.’
Full details of all schedule changes are now available at www.lothianbuses.com.