Sunday, 19 August 2018

Phase Two of New Lothian Services


Two days prior to commencing their operations in West Lothian, Lothiancountry have announced that customers in West Lothian are to receive a further two new routes from Sunday 30th September.

Service 280 will connect Blackridge and Armadale with Bathgate, Livingston North, Eliburn, St John’s Hospital, West Lothian College and Livingston Centre, 7 days a week. While Service 287 will connect Bathgate, Blackburn, Seafield, Eliburn, St John’s Hospital, Howden and Livingston Centre, also 7 days a week.

As a result of these new services, a further 21 new jobs will be created, further boosting the local economy and cementing the company’s long term commitment to the local community of West Lothian.

Nigel Serafini, Commercial Director, Lothiancountry said: “As a socially responsible operator, we know that providing lifeline connections for residents and commuters is vital. We are excited to already be able to further enhance our operations in the West Lothian area and are delighted to introduce these new services further expanding our network. We look forward to welcoming our first customers on-board this Sunday.”

Vice chair of West Lothian Council’s Development and Transport Policy and Development Scrutiny Panel, Councillor David Dodds, said: “We are delighted to welcome Lothian Country to West Lothian, and look forward to their services starting on 19 August.

“It’s great to see a new operator enter the commercial bus network in West Lothian, offering increasing choice for local bus users in one of the fastest growing areas in Scotland.”

Lothiancountry begins operation in West Lothian this Sunday, 19th August, and will operate a fare structure based on a simple and customer friendly zonal system. Along with great value single fares the company will be offering three Dayticket options for customers.

- The countryWEST Day Ticket provides customers with unlimited travel across West Lothian for £5 per day.

- The lothianWEST Day Ticket will allow unlimited access and unrivalled value across all Lothian Country services and Lothian city services for just £7.50 per day.

- The NETWORK Day Ticket, which will allow Lothian Country customers access to all Lothian day services, Airlink and East Coast Buses services at just £9 for a whole day.

For regular customers and users, discounted m-ticket bundles will also be available to purchase for Lothiancountry services via the Lothian app at special introductory offer prices.

A bespoke fleet of double deck vehicles in Lothiancountry’s distinctive green and cream livery fitted with USB charging points and Wi-Fi have been sourced for use on these services, offering customers high levels of comfort and quality for their journeys.