Bus firm reveals fare and timetable changes

The price of a single fare on Lothian Buses is to go up
The price of a single fare on Lothian Buses is to go up

The price of a Lothian Buses single fare will increase by 10p from Sunday, April 10.

An adult single will rise to £1.60 and a child single increase to 80p. This is the first rise in three years.

Fares for all Daytickets will remain the same as will NightBus, Day&Night tickets and Airlink.

Many services across the network will undergo changes in a bid to improve frequency, reliability and connections, particularly at peak times.

Service 31 will offer more seats at peak times. Service 49 will operate a revised weekday timetable and the journeys, which currently terminate at Sheriffhall Park and Ride, will be extended to Dalkeith Campus.

The daytime frequency of service 24 will increase from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes. This is a key link for the Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary.

Changes are also being made to the location of bus stops on Princes Street with the aim of reducing delays and speeding up journey times for passengers.

Lothian Buses is recruiting up to 40 new drivers and ten apprentice engineers to help provide extra services to meet increased customer demand.