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Lothian Country Buses joins other local bus companies in signing up to our Bus Charter

Welcome to Lothian Country Buses who started running Service 104 between Edinburgh and Haddington in September. We are delighted that they are fully committed to the East Lothian Bus Passenger Charter, and are raising awareness of it on their buses. Visit their website for more information.


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Innovative local bus service in Northumberland

Is it possible to provide an unsubsidised local bus service which meets the needs of rural communities? Bus driver Steve Hurst is trying it in Northumberland. Last year he set up Spirit Buses, having carefully researched the market.
Now, there is a direct service between Rothbury and Alnwick, which takes just 20 minutes, the last bus […]

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New bus regulation bill launched in Parliament

Labour MSP for East Lothian Iain Gray has launched a bill in the Scottish Parliament to regulate how bus services are delivered.
The Members’ Bill aims to give transport authorities greater power over how bus services are run, including a new franchising power to tender “quality contracts” for profitable and non-profitable routes together, without seeking ministers’ […]

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East Lothian Bus Review – Presentation by David Berry

At the RELBUS AGM on 30th September, David Berry gave a though-provoking account of the local bus network and how it could work harder to serve both tourists and local people. The presentation can be found here .

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RELBUS meeting 30 September 2014

[ 30 September, 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] 7.00pm in the Buffet Lounge at Haddington Town House

Minutes of last meeting ( 21st May 2014)
Matters arising (including council actions following the Bus Forum)
Passenger Charter update
Community Rail Partnership update (Harry Barker)
Buses and tourism (following up from Councillor Dave Berry’s AGM presentation)
RELBUS input to ELC tendering process (request from Councillor Veitch) (What are the problem areas?)
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