Bus services in spotlight

East Lothian News: Published on Monday 29 August 2011 12:00

Concerns about public bus services in the Haddington and Dunbar area can be raised at a meeting of RELBUS, Rural East Lothian Bus Users, on Wednesday, August 31.

Organisers are keen to gather information to bring to the attention of the bus companies and relevant local and national authorities.

The meeting will take place in the Town House, Haddington, at 7pm.

The group meets regularly with bus companies and council representatives to discuss ongoing issues with access and service improvements.

It was formed in conjunction with Sustaining Dunbar in November 2011 following cuts in First Bus services to Dunbar.

A spokesman said: “We have held several public meetings in Dunbar and East Linton which have helped raise issues. This led to the re-instatement of local services in Dunbar and a trial summer run on the 253 First Bus between Edinburgh and Berwick Upon Tweed.

“With winter approaching we want to ensure local residents have the best possible service. We would especially like to hear from commuters and users of the Gifford/Pencaitland circle.”

All aboard for battle over bus services!

East Lothian News: Published on Friday 24 December 2010 10:44

A campaign for better bus services in East Lothian has been launched.

Rural East Lothian Bus Users (RELBUs) group has been set up to lobby for “positive changes” to services, which have come under attack from unhappy passengers.

Activists say they want to work with bus companies “to provide the services that local people need and will use, at an affordable price”.

Jill Thomson from Dunbar urged the public to speak out and said it was hoped to enlist representatives from each town in the county.

“With many rail commuters being forced to use the bus service during the snow, it is important everyone is aware that the bus service is only going to get worse.

“We want as much feedback as we can get to lobby for a better bus service in East Lothian.”