Lothiancountry have today, 19th October, announced a further expansion of their network in West Lothian from the start of December. An overwhelming response from the local community and new customers has prompted the business to bring forward further network development and expansion plans to this side of the year.
Service X18 will run from Armadale to Edinburgh operating via Bathville Cross, Armadale Cross, Armadale East, Bathgate Town Centre, Wester Inch Village, Boghall, Dechmont, Uphall, Broxburn, Ratho Station, Maybury, Corstorphine and Haymarket. The service, will commence on 2 December and run up to every 30 minutes during the day and hourly in the late evenings, 7 days a week.
The N28 night bus service will be introduced from 1 December, operating hourly on Saturday & Sunday mornings at 0025, 0125, 0225 and 0325 with departures from Leith Street (Omni Centre). The service will continue through to Princes St, The Exchange, Fountainpark, Sighthill, Wilkieston, East Calder (Langton Rd), Mid Calder (Ochiltree), Dedridge East, Livingston Bus Terminal, Craigshill, Ladywell, Deans North, Deans South. Buses back to the City will operate directly from Deans South via Carmondean, Eliburn, Alderstone Road and Livingston Bus Terminal before returning to the outward route back to Leith Street. Fares will be set at £3.00 within the countryWEST zone, £5 to the CityWEST zone and £6 throughout lothianWEST area.
This third stage of the operation’s West Lothian expansion will introduce Lothiancountry services to a new part of Armadale and in response to customer feedback, provide direct links to Edinburgh City Centre for residents of Bathgate, Uphall and Broxburn.
Additional vehicles in Lothiancountry’s distinctive green and cream livery fitted with USB charging points and Wi-Fi will be used on these services, offering customers high levels of comfort and quality for their journeys.
In addition to widening Lothiancountry’s core offering these moves cement the Company’s commitment to its operations in WestLothian and further boost the local economy with the creation of a further 26 jobs.
Nigel Serafini, Commercial Director for the Lothian group said:
“We are delighted to be able to introduce these additional services including the expansion of our Nightbus network within our Lothiancountry operations. Levels of customer feedback and interaction have been huge, allowing us to continue the development of our service and ticketing offering. We listened to customer feedback and recently introduced our 5 day M ticket bundles which are valid for up to 180 days giving customers great value and flexibility”.
Lothiancountry began operations in West Lothian on Sunday, 19thAugust and operates a zonal fare structure based on a simple and customer friendly system. Along with great value single fares the company offers three Dayticket options for customers along with discounted M tickets.
- The countryWEST Day Ticket provides customers with unlimited travel across West Lothian for £5 per day.
- The lothianWEST Day Ticket will allow unlimited access and unrivalled value across all Lothiancountry services and Lothiancity services for just £7.50 per day.
- The NETWORK Day Ticket, which will allow Lothiancountry customers access to all Lothian day services, Airlink and EastCoastbuses services at just £9 for a whole day.
For regular customers and users, discounted m-ticket bundles are available to purchase for Lothiancountry services via the Lothian app at special introductory offer prices now available until the end of the year.