Lothian running critical services

Lothian Buses is delivering a critical services network to deliver travel across Edinburgh and the Lothians due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

Over the last week, teams across the business analysed customer travel patterns and feedback to ensure the business can continue to operate vital links for key workers across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Over 500 colleagues from both driving and engineering teams have volunteered to keep the city moving during this time of uncertainty.

Nigel Serafini, Interim Managing Director at Lothian Buses, said: “We understand how critical our services are, particularly during this difficult time and our teams have spent a significant amount of time analysing data and liaising with key areas including NHS Lothian to identify where our services are required. With a reduction in patronage of over 90% across the last week, it is important that we make changes to our network to better reflect the current operating climate and most importantly still meet the needs of those who require to make essential journeys.

“I want to take this opportunity on behalf of the whole senior team at Lothian to give thanks to all of our colleagues both on the frontline and behind the scenes, who are keeping Edinburgh and the Lothians moving in the most challenging of circumstances and to our customers who have been incredibly supportive and understanding during this time.”

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