Six months ago Lothian added more services to Fort Kinnaird by changing the number 18 and 49. Now the company has reported that there has been a fifty per cent rise in the number of people using the services to get to the retail park.

The number 18 runs every half hour between Fort Kinnaird, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh through Little France and Greendykes Road. The number 49 reaches to Leith, Lochend, Portobello and Fort Kinnaird and runs every 20 minutes.

The addition of early morning and evening services on the number 30 route helps both customers and staff meaning that there is now a 24 hour service to Fort Kinnaird from Musselburgh and the city centre.

Liam Smith, Centre Director at Fort Kinnaird, said: “The increased bus services to Fort Kinnaird have been very well-received by our customers and staff.

“The routes have allowed more people to access our leading selection of stores and restaurants, as well as our cinema.

“As the Christmas season approaches, catching the bus is a fantastic option for people doing their shopping and enjoying evenings out.”

To celebrate, Lothian will be running a competition later this week on its Facebook page for a fantastic prize package that includes; £100 to spend at Fort Kinnaird, a meal at Chiquitos and a family cinema pass.


Keith Finlay, Business Development Manager at Lothian, said: “As a business we recognised earlier this year that there was significant demand for smarter bus links to Fort Kinnaird. Development and growth at the shopping centre is ongoing and we are absolutely delighted that these new links appear to be popular with customers.”

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