I’m Glad I didn’t bother renewing my Lothian Buses bus pass at the end of last week.
Why? Quite simple. Had I taken the bus today I would have missed the two connections because the 37A was running on time.
The shortest route by bus to Roslin for me, is to take the 18 to Kaimes cross roads. Fingers crossed the 18 was running on time. Then I have to hope that the 37A is running 2 minutes late, otherwise I miss it and the next connection, with the 15A from Bilston into Roslin.
The problem with taking the earlier 18 is that the 15A only runs every hour, if I have to wait more than 10 minutes on the 15A, I’m faster walking!
By the time I’m missing either the 15A or 37A on a regular basis, I’m as well cycling the whole route, it only takes around 10 minutes longer than the fastest time I have managed by bus!
Most importantly, it is considerably more reliable!