Public concerned over Lothian Buses hike in fares for February

It has been announced that an additional 10p will be topped onto the price of a single ticket of the Lothian Buses service – making it £1.70 per ride from 25th February 2018 onward.

The news took the public by surprise as this was the first price increase in over 2 years and opinions are split regarding this issue.

Some sour reactions to the increase in ticket prices:

 

 

Others, especially those living outside of Edinburgh were quick to defend the bus service:

Ridacard holders (excluding Child Ridacards) will also be seeing a rise in their payment. All other ticket types will remain unchanged.

The company also has service alterations following feedback from customers and councils. These changes include additional express buses, increase in late evening services and extended or rerouted services and so on.

Nigel Serafini, Commercial Director at Lothian stated:

“We are pleased to be able to offer further improvements to our network of services, building on the success of changes we made in 2017. Responding to customer feedback, our commercial team has adapted frequencies and capacity on several routes we operate to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service for our customers and the communities we serve.”

Full details of the route and service changes can be found here.

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