It is that time again when Lothian Buses tweak their services. This post on the Bus and Coach Forum gives more info:http://www.busandcoachforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=249565&start=60
I have extracted the bits which apply to the Penicuik bus services:
SERVICES 15/X15 – ROUTE CHANGE
15 [ALL STOPS] PENICUIK DEANBURN – CITY – LOCHEND and
X15 [LIMITED STOP PEAKS ONLY MON-FRI] PENICUIK DEANBURN – CITY - LOCHEND
A new residential development is being built on the site of the former Eastern General Hospital at Lochend which will become the new northern terminus. The section of X15 route from Meadowbank to Prestonpans will disappear mostly covered by other bus services. “15”s will observe all stops. The “X15” remains a limited stop service within the city boundary at peak hours on Mondays to Fridays, although it will now observe an additional bus stop in south Edinburgh at Braid Hills Hotel.
On Monday to Friday mornings, there will be a reduction in bus journeys from Penicuik to the city from 6 to 4 buses before 0800. In the afternoon peak from the city, the number of departures is reduced from 4 to 3 after 1700 to Deanburn.
On Saturdays and Public Holidays there will be only minor timing tweaks in the Midlothian section to improve reliability. There is to be no change in the frequency or number of journeys. All Saturday and Public Holiday journeys will run as “15”s.There continues to be no Sunday service on this route.
SERVICES 37/47/X37/X47 – PENICUIK [LADYWOOD/DEANBURN] – CITY – SILVERKNOWES/GRANTON
Minor tweaks in timings to improve reliability.
On Mondays to Fridays, the 1902 from Ladywood to the city currently runs as an “X47”. It will be redesignated as a standard all stops “47” journey.
Saturdays - minor tweaks in timings to improve reliability. No change in the frequency or number of journeys.
An additional “37” added on a Sunday morning at 0526 ex-Deanburn into the city will see the Sunday frequency go to half-hourly earlier than now to match early morning Monday to Saturday frequencies.
The Sunday timetable on city service “7” will be adjusted to allow an easier interchange at Kaimes Crossroads for Midlothian shift workers travelling to work at the ERI.
SERVICE 40 – ROUTE CHANGE
WILL BECOME – 40 PENICUIK – DALKEITH – MUSSELBURGH – EASTFIELD
Minor tweaks in timings to improve reliability. Route altered in Musselburgh to avoid chronic congestion in the vicinity of Tesco store. The “40” route is to be extended via Bridge Street, North High Street and Edinburgh Road across the city boundary into Edinburgh to find a suitable turning point [loop layby at Eastfield at the eastern end of Joppa beach]. Sunday journeys will run Eastfield – Musselburgh – Dalkeith - Roslin
It seems that other bus routes are possibly being affected by the Borders Railway and Edinburgh to North Berwick route which is rather ironic since buses caused many of the rail cutbacks in the 1960s