Throughout the festive period, like many other organisations, we have continued to feel the impact of the Omicron strain of Covid-19 with self-isolation and rising sickness levels amongst our colleagues placing considerable pressure on our ability to deliver our services to the levels our customers would expect.
To ensure the stability and reliability of our network, we have taken the decision to operate a Saturday service with enhanced school journeys on weekdays across all Lothian and Lothian Country services from 6 January until 22 January. During this time, we will keep the situation under review and where appropriate we will update customers as soon as possible. East Coast Buses will return to a normal timetable from 5 January.
We will, however, operate the school services which would ordinarily run on weekdays on Services 11, 42, 44, 45 and 400. Timetables for Services 42 and 45 can be found here.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to thank all of our customers for their patience and understanding as we endeavour to cope with circumstances outwith our control.
Once again, we are incredibly grateful to the teams across our business who have continued to work around the clock to deliver for our customers during these uncertain times maintaining vital links across Edinburgh and the Lothians – their patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.
If you are planning a journey on our services, we ask that you continue to help us to keep our colleagues and fellow customers safe by following the latest Scottish Government guidance which can be found on our Safe Travel page. This includes the wearing of a face covering over your nose and mouth for the duration of your journey unless exempt, and leaving windows open to increase ventilation.
Please allow more time for your travel.