According to the Evening News – End of the line for bus routes once trams start to run in city . Bus companies are going to have to cut the bus services to the city centre. If the right routes get cut then it won’t be a bad thing as the current probem with the city centre is that there are far too many buses there. So many they are holding each other up! If this goes ahead I just hope that the buses that get taken off from the city centre will be put on to the routes avoiding the city centre!
The dispute with Lothian Buses drivers is now over.
Great, I’ll get the refund for the inconvenience of buses not turning up.
I have noticed that they are trying to bull-doze through the trams, when there are far too many buses runing in the place that the trams are due to run.
I have just noticed on Lothian Buses website: http://www.lothianbuses.co.uk/news/serviceChanges.asp that they will be running a Saturday service from 19 July 2005. It’s a real shame for those who live out in the sticks.
I’ve had another letter published in the Evening News
Lothian Buses have come out with a leaflet detailing the changes from the 19 June 2005 regarding the City of Edinburgh Council’s so called Central Edinburgh Traffic Management Scheme (CETM). There will be even MORE buses on Princes Street. Grrr.
All the buses via George Street or Queen Street are being diverted away over to Princes Street. Why??
Supposedly to reduce congestion. Eh? Take longer to get to where you want to go maybe, though extra diversions, you end up using extra fuel, and by the way paying extra tax.
Unfortunately, almost all the buses in the city go via the city centre, so avoiding the city centre as much as possible could prove very difficult. Especially after Lothian Buses cut all the circular service back in July 2003.
for the minutes of the meeting that the petition to get the 18 increased in frequency, increased hours and extended to Fort Kinnaird was handed in.
It does not mention anywhere that a petition had been handed in!
I got the letter published in the Evening News
I submitted the petition to get the Lothian Buses 18 increased in freaquency, Hours increased and an extension to Fort Kinnaird to the South Local Development Committee a week ago.
Last count over 800 signatures.
Safeway at Hunter’s Tryst have accepted the petition, hopefully I’ll get a good few more signatures.
Last night on the way to the Gyle I came accross yet another person who didn’t know the 18 wasn’t going the full route at 7pm.