Service change from 5 June 2022Changes to Lothian network include increased frequency and better reliability

For over 2 years, Lothian has continued to deliver for Edinburgh and the Lothians through extremely difficult and challenging times.

As restrictions ease and customers return to bus travel, our Commercial team has carried out a review of our network to ensure our resources continue to meet customers’ changing travel needs.

Highlights on Lothian services include the revision of Service 41 to serve the new terminus at Cammo, and the extension of Service 16 from Colinton to Torphin.

On EastCoastbuses we will be reinstating Service X5, and will introduce new limited stop services for quicker journeys between East Lothian and Edinburgh.

Lothiancountry will operate more buses on Service 43. In West Lothian, Service 275 will be withdrawn and partly replaced by a revised Service 276 serving Ladywell, St John’s Hospital and Pumpherston.

More journeys will be added to a number of NightBus and NightHawk services as we look to support our city’s vibrant night life across the summer.

Details are available below. Timetables will be available in due course.

If you need any assistance, please reach out on our social media channels – TwitterFacebook and Instagram – or phone bus information on 0131 555 6363.

Service 1
Minor timetable change.

Service 2
Minor timetable change.

Service 3
Revised route and timetable. All journeys operate to Mayfield. The Dalkeith Campus service will be replaced by an extension of EastCoastbuses Service 139.

Service 4
Minor timetable change.

Service 5
Minor timetable change.

Service 7
Minor timetable change.

Service 8
Minor timetable change.

Service 10
Revised route and timetable. All journeys operate to Bonaly. The Torphin service will be replaced by an extension of Service 16.

Service 11
Revised timetable. The Saturday daytime frequency will be increased to every 12 minutes, and the Sunday daytime frequency will be increased to every 15 minutes.

Service 12
Revised timetable with later evening journeys introduced.

Service 16
Revised route and timetable. Service 16 will be extended from Colinton to Torphin. The Saturday daytime frequency will be increased to every 12 minutes, and the Sunday daytime frequency will be increased to every 15 minutes.

Service 19
Minor timetable change.

Service 21
Revised timetable. The Saturday daytime frequency will be increased to every 15 minutes.

Service 22
Revised route and timetable. The north side of the route (Ocean Terminal to city centre) will be temporarily withdrawn, with Service 22 only operating between Gyle Centre and Waterloo Place.

In order to increase services across the city we’ve had to make some tough choices and allocate resources where demand is currently justified. As the north end of Service 22 is covered by a number of alternative bus services – 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 25, 34, 35, 36, and 49 – no area will be left without a bus service. The Monday – Friday frequency will be reduced to every 15 minutes, but a 12-minute service will be maintained at peak times. The evening frequency will be reduced to every 30 minutes.

Service 23
Minor timetable change.

Service 24
Minor timetable change.

Service 25
Revised timetable. The Sunday daytime frequency will be increased to every 15 minutes.

Service 26
Revised timetable. The Monday – Friday and Saturday daytime frequencies will be increased to every 10 minutes (between Clerwood and Prestonpans), then every 20 minutes to either Seton Sands or Tranent.

On Sunday, a 15-minute frequency will continue to operate (every 30 minutes on each leg), but additional journeys will operate between Eastfield and the city centre. 

Service X26
Minor timetable change.

Service 27
Minor timetable change.

Service 29
Minor timetable change.

Service X29
Minor timetable change.

Service 30
Revised timetable. The Monday – Friday and Saturday daytime frequencies will be increased to every 10 minutes.

Service 31
Minor timetable change.

Service X31
Minor timetable change.

Service 33
Minor timetable change.

Service 34
Minor timetable change.

Service 35
Minor timetable change.

Service 36
Revised timetable. The Monday – Friday and afternoon peak frequency will be increased, and later evening journeys will be introduced.

Service 37
Minor timetable change.

Service X37
Revised timetable. The 07:26 journey from Penicuik will be replaced by a new Service 47 journey operating at the same time.

Service 38
Minor timetable change.

Service 41
Revised route and timetable. From Davidson’s Mains, Service 41 will operate via Cramond Road South, Barnton Gardens, Cramond Road North, Whitehouse Road, Maybury Road and will terminate at the new housing development at Cammo. Please see map below.

This will provide quicker and more reliable journeys to and from the city centre for customers in Cramond. An improved Service 43 with more buses will continue to serve Queensferry Road between Barnton and Blackhall. 

Service 42
Minor timetable change.

Service 44
Minor timetable change.

Service X44
Revised timetable. There will be a revised stopping pattern with an additional stop at Portobello High School in both directions.

Service 45
Minor timetable change.

Service 47
Minor timetable change.

Service 48
Minor timetable change.

Service 49
Minor timetable change.

To improve journey times for our customers in East Lothian, all city centre services will run via Milton Road to maximise the use of bus lanes and there will be limited stops between Brunstane or The Jewel and Abbeyhill.  

Lothian services continue to provide for those customers on sections no longer served by EastCoastbuses. 

Service 104
To be renumbered as Service X6.

Service 106
Minor timetable change.

Service 113
Revised route and timetable. All buses will terminate at the Western General Hospital, and the section of route between West Granton and Western General Hospital will be withdrawn. A limited stopping pattern will be introduced between Brunstane and Abbeyhill. 

Service 124
Revised route and timetable. Service 124 will operate via Milton Road instead of Portobello to maximise the use of bus lanes. A limited stopping pattern will be introduced between Brunstane and Abbeyhill. See map above.

Service 139
Revised route and timetable. Service 139 will be extended from Woodburn to terminate at Dalkeith Campus, partly replacing Lothian’s Service 3. Return journeys will operate via Dalkeith Heights towards Dalkeith town centre. Please see map below.

Service 140
Revised timetable. A later journey will be introduced on Monday – Friday and Saturday between Musselburgh and Penicuik.

Service X5
Service to be reintroduced on Monday – Friday and Saturday, operating hourly between North Berwick and Edinburgh, providing an express link via the A1. In the city centre, buses will terminate at Frederick Street instead of Semple Street.

Service X6
New service to replace Service 104 with a revised timetable. A limited stopping pattern will be introduced between The Jewel and Abbeyhill.

Service X7
Minor timetable change.

Service 43
Revised timetable. The Monday – Friday frequency will be increased to every 20 minutes, with additional journeys introduced at peak hours. The Saturday frequency will also be increased to every 20 minutes.

Service X18
Minor timetable change.

Service X27
Minor timetable change.

Service X28
Minor timetable change.

Service 275
Service withdrawn, to be partly replaced by revised Service 276.

Service 276
Revised route and timetable, serving Ladywell, St John’s Hospital and Pumpherston (partly replacing Service 275). The Monday – Friday and Saturday daytime frequency will remain at every 30 minutes, except on the section between Loganlea and Bathgate which remains hourly.

The Sunday daytime frequency will be increased to every 30 minutes, except on the section between Loganlea and Bathgate which remains hourly. In Bathgate, the route will be extended from Morrisons to Wester Inch (Simpsons Avenue), partly replacing the Service 275. Please see map below.

Airlink 100
No change.

Skylink 200
Minor timetable change.

Skylink 300
Minor timetable change.

Skylink 400
Minor timetable change, including later journeys to and from Edinburgh Airport.

Service N3
Minor timetable change.

Service N14
Minor timetable change.

Service N16
Minor timetable change.

Service N22
Minor timetable change.

Service N26
Revised timetable. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, the frequency will be increased to every 30 minutes.

Service N28
Revised timetable. An additional journey after 0300 from Edinburgh city centre will be introduced on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Service N31
Revised timetable. An additional journey after 0300 from Edinburgh city centre will be introduced on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Service N43
Revised timetable. An additional journey after 0200 from Edinburgh city centre will be introduced on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Service N106
Revised timetable. An additional journey after 0300 from Edinburgh city centre will be introduced on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Service N113
Revised timetable. An additional journey after 0300 from Edinburgh city centre will be introduced on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Service N124
Revised route and timetable. An additional journey after 0300 from Edinburgh city centre will be introduced on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Service N124 will operate via Milton Road instead of Portobello in line with the daytime Service 124.