The new Timetables mean that there is no direct bus service available to Macmerry, Tranent, and Musselburgh from Dunbar between 9am to 6pm.
All Dunbar, West Barns, and East Linton Commuters who want to use bus service to go to Macmerry, Tranent, or Musselburgh need to change bus at Haddington and catch X44 or 44 serive from Haddington.
Did you know that when you buy your train ticket to Edinburgh you can add on city-wide bus travel for £3? This is the same price as LRT’s DAYticket and First’s FirstDay ticket, but allows you to choose to travel with either company, or any of the smaller Edinburgh bus operators. And if you are a railcard holder you can buy it for only £2, which is cheaper than either of the day saver tickets. Bargain!
PlusBus is available for other cities too, but you have to specify which one when you buy it.
It’s really encouraging that so many local people in rural East Lothian have shown an interest in being a part of RELBUS. We now have 25 members.
Some major changes are planned for public transport in East Lothian which involve cutting some services and introducing new services but at the moment overall picture is not clear. We are trying to collect information from different sources. We know:
- First bus is cutting X8 service
- X6 will not serve Hallhill any more
- Eve’s Coaches are planning to launch new buses
- It is not yet clear whether the Gabalanzie and A1 services will stop or be modified
- Sestran is (still) planning to introduce Real Time Bus Information at East Lothian
East Lothian Council have defined their supported services and put these out to tender. These returns will be assessed and discussed with East Lothian Council’s administration.