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PostSubject: Bus News   Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:49 pm

Lothian Christmas & New Year Info http://www.lothianbuses.com/our-community/article/christmas-new-year-buses
Firstbus Info http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/new_service_updates/attach_1355500548_15171_Edinburgh%2C%20The%20Lothians%20and%20Borders%20Festive%20Timetable%202012%202013.pdf

Basically there are no buses into Midlothian on Christmas day, special timetables on Boxing day and on New Years day whilst Lothian will not be operating to Midlothian First will be offering a limited service on the 62 & X95...

Still find it odd that you can get a bus from Edinburgh to Dunbar or Livingston but not Penicuik, hey ho though each local authority to its own...
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:29 pm

More good news for bus users as fares look to be going up again from April!!!

http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/transport/bus-fare-to-rise-again-to-1-50-1-2726385

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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:33 pm

Another batch of changes to Lothian Buses services due on 24th March (so plenty of work for the printers and the guys who change the timetable sheets at the bus stops!)
Looks like it will just be the usual adjustments to timetables as they battle to try and get things running better against the efforts of the councils and utility companies who like to dig up every road possible

http://www.busandcoachforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=11222&sid=7cb5a055e412aeb27f6d8b484f4e9e33&start=420
and if you are fed up with paying the fares or waiting around then how about this for an idea - buy your own bus from Lothian's old fleet
http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/transport/buy-an-old-lothian-bus-for-12k-1-2768612
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:11 pm

New timetables can now be found on the Traveline Scotland site and there is good news for a change as the 37 and 47 both go back to every 15 minutes!

You can download the timetables here:
http://www.travelinescotland.com/cms/content/pdfFragments/ServiceList_LOB.xhtml

The first few pages are the current ones but if you look at later pages which are valid from 24th march you will see the much improved service. Hopefully this will mean an end to the long gaps between buses which can happen at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:23 am

Details on the changes to Lothian Buses services are now on their site here:

http://lothianbuses.com/our-community/article/service-changes-from-sunday-24-march-2013

It should make things better during the week but no doubt there will be more roadworks in Edinburgh, Loanhead, Penicuik and the A701 to slow them down!
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:18 pm

Good to see that there will be more 47s. However, it is still annoying that I have to travel up to Nicolson street to catch one.

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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:35 pm

And bus fares go up again...no suprise as fuel costs keep rising and the bus operators get less money from the Government to cover bus pass users

http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/transport/lothian-buses-to-raise-fares-again-1-2831733
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:33 am

It was nice to see that the buses are back to normal service now with 2 47s and a 37 following eah other in to Penicuik yesterday afternoon. I think the only solution is to cut down on stops in Edinburgh since so many people seem to use the 37 or 47 instead of other city based services. Maybe one day they will get it to work?
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:02 pm

Changes to First bus services from 29th April, looks like the 62 is to become a more 'limited stop' service between Straiton and the City Centre.

http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/new_service_updates/attach_1366315376_17201_Borders%20Area%20%2029%20April%202013.pdf
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:36 pm

musicman wrote:
Changes to First bus services from 29th April, looks like the 62 is to become a more 'limited stop' service between Straiton and the City Centre.

http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/new_service_updates/attach_1366315376_17201_Borders%20Area%20%2029%20April%202013.pdf

Anyone travelling on the 62 will wonder what is wrong when they can get from Penicuik to Edinburgh in approx 35 minutes instead of the 50 to 70 mins it takes by Lothian Bus! At least the 47 saves a lot of time since you don't have to crawl along Princes Street and is great when you want to get to the West End.
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PostSubject: Big change to 37 in Penicuik   Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:56 pm

This will cause lots of problems in Penicuik for the next few weeks as the 37 gets diverted due to the resurfacing work on Rullion Road!

http://www.lothianbuses.com/plan-a-journey/service-update/penicuik-deanburn-from-wednesday-12-june

UPDATE:
It was certainly a "Magical Mystery Tour" taking the bus up to Cornbank tonight, especially when you go back along John Street before turning up Cuiken Terrace which takes ages due to the speed bumps and parked vehicles! Pity they don't mention anything on the buses so that people know that a Penicuik Deanburn bus does not actually go there now!
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PostSubject: Night bus changes   Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:04 pm

From 1st July the N37 will no longer serve Ladywood and will instead follow the daytime 37 route to Deanburn then return to Edinburgh via Queensway (not the town centre as current)

http://lothianbuses.com/our-community/article/changes-to-night-buses-from-a.m.-1-july-2013
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:15 pm

The answer for folk in Deanburn who normally get the bus, take a taxi instead;

http://www.midlothian.gov.uk/news/article/961/new_free_taxi_service_running_tofrom_deanburn
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:54 pm

I see that the buses are running their unpublished "Festival Timetable" at the moment with the delays in the city centre causing huge gaps between services out here in Penicuik. The other day I spotted that the next 37 was due in 30 minutes with the constant roadworks in Loanhead only making things worse. If they don't stop digging up the roads there, it might be worth Lothian Buses skipping the town altogether since it can take 20 minutes to get from one end to the other!
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:07 pm

I see that the 100 / 101 / 102 timetable has now completely changed with the 100 no longer appearing - instead some of the 101's will now follow the direct route omitting Penicuik. The buses I've seen today are route branded and carry a picture of Edinburgh Castle on the front! The service is now also limited stop between the City bypass and the bus station, which surely makes sense due to the volume of Lothian buses that follow that section of route.
Not necassarily good to see McEwans being given the chop but at least the folks using the bus are getting more modern low floow vehicles, something that McEwans didn't get.
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:59 am

After the long delays to the 37 service on Saturday caused by the traffic at Straiton Retail Park and the roadworks at the roundabout, I think Lothian Buses need to rethink the service. Loanhead has so many delays to the buses due to roadworks and bad parking in the town centre so they could put on a circle bus travelling round the town via the park and ride so people could swap on to 37s and 47s there while not holding up the long distance routes. At the very least, the 37 needs to miss out the retail park until they sort out the roads and the junction on to the A701.
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:07 pm

I had the misfortune to get stuck, an unbelievable 15 minutes to get through the retail park so made sure that I got the 47 back again...
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:54 am

The building work at Straiton Park along with it getting busier as C******** approaches mean that this is only going to get worse so hopefully Lothian Buses will do something very soon though that whole area is clogging up now with the work at the Kilns development narrowing the dual carriageway down - it looks like a conspiracy to delay the buses!
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:58 pm

It is only going to get worse round Straiton as the shops get busier so we might see a complete diversion (ie: skipping Loanhead all together)
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:56 pm

I see there are signs up warning of roadworks on Burdiehouse Road from Monday 28th Oct to 20th Dec!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:31 pm

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I see there are signs up warning of roadworks on Burdiehouse Road from Monday 28th Oct to 20th Dec!!
What joy! At this rate it will be quicker to walk in to Edinburgh than take the bus or car......or maybe that was the plan all along. The A701 is bad enough at the moment but think what it will be like once the hundreds of houses and shops on the "A701 Corridor" get built!
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:32 pm

Not sure if it is true but I heard that the 37 is going to be renumbered soon to the S37, presumably for SLOW as opposed to X for express (though that is not really true as it is much slower than the old X81 service back in the 20th Century)
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PostSubject: Re: Bus News   Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:06 pm

Christmas & New Year bus info for Lothian now available : http://lothianbuses.com/our-community/article/christmas-new-year-buses-2013-14

Including for the first time buses to Loanhead, Dalkeith, Gorebridge and Penicuik on New Years Day
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