Bus serves Loanhead retail park

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A NEW First bus route is serving Straiton Retail Park, Loanhead.

Earlier this month, the bus operator announced a number of alterations in Mid and East Lothian, including the 140/141, which links Penicuik with Musselburgh.

The new service has been welcomed by Loanhead and District Community Council, which met with First officials last year with concerns about the adequacy of the 141 service.

Both services will be rerouted to serve the new Midlothian Community Hospital in Bonnyrigg. The 140 has been renumbered as the 142, extended to Fort Kinnaird, rerouted to serve Inveresk and once it reaches Bonnyrigg Toll, will head for Straiton via Loanhead.

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