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Good news for local bus services

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) last year opened an investigation into East Coast Buses running the Dunbar-Edinburgh, and North Berwick-Edinburgh services, recently abandoned by First Group. The argument was that, as a subsidiary of Lothian Buses, it was not providing proper competition on the Musselburgh end of the routes. RELBUS is delighted to see […]

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RELBUS responds to competition enquiry

RELBUS has provided further evidence of the improvements to the local bus service as a result of East Coast Buses taking over from First at the end of the summer. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had been concerned about lack of competition on part of the route, but RELBUS argues that this is far […]

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RELBUS AGM: Wed 31 August at 7pm in Haddington Town House

The RELBUS AGM for 2016 will be held on Wednesday 31st August at 7pm in the buffet room of Haddington Town House. There will be an assessment of the new bus services and a discussion on the future direction of RELBUS including the election of a new chair. Our annual report is now available to […]

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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:
“This 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Having heard reassurances in the last few weeks that no one will be left high and dry when First’s buses are withdrawn from East Lothian in August, RELBUS is seeking your thoughts on how any new service can be an improvement over First’s.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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