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New bus operator steps up in East Lothian

Following the announcement of a takeover of First Bus in East Lothian by new company East Coast Buses, (a subsidiary of Lothian Buses), Councillor Michael Veitch, Transport convenor for East Lothian Council, said:
‚ÄúThis should not only secure the future of the Dunbar and North Berwick corridors currently served by First, but will go further in […]

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RELBUS seeks your thoughts on new services

Having heard reassurances in the last few weeks that no one will be left high and dry when First’s buses are withdrawn from East Lothian in August, RELBUS is seeking your thoughts on how any new service can be an improvement over First’s.
We saw how other operators came to the rescue when First withdrew many […]

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RELBUS speaks to Iain Gray MSP and Cllr Veitch about First’s withdrawal from East Lothian

The RELBUS committee met last week to discuss the implications of First withdrawing its bus services from the county. The meeting was attended by Iain Gray MSP and by Gavin Booth of Bus Users Scotland. The meeting heard that as yet there are no definite proposals for replacement services but it is understood that discussions […]

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New opportunities for East Lothian as First Bus withdraw all services from 14th August

As reported in the East Lothian Courier, First Group is withdrawing all services from East Lothian this summer. Many people in the bus industry have been expecting this decision for some time, and it may prove positive in the long term for East Lothian as more local bus companies step in to fill the gaps […]

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RELBUS meeting – 11th April at 7pm in Haddington Town House

The next RELBUS committee meeting will be at 7pm on Monday 11th April upstairs in the Haddington Town House. The following will be on the agenda:
– Report back on the meeting with representatives from East Riding of Yorkshire
– West Lothian Taxi Bus (no speaker but some publicity info to consider attached to this email)
– Items […]

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