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Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Leisure come out top at 2016 VIBES Awards

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Two of our biggest Edinburgh companies have been recognised today as champions of business sustainability at the 17th annual VIBES awards. (VIBES stands for Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland which is...

Bus service changes announced

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From 13 November there will be changes to the routes followed by services 39 and 40. Lothian Buses say that this has been approved by Midlothian and East Lothian Council, and it will mean that...

Record numbers visit Lothian Buses on Doors Open Day

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On Saturday 24 September our local bus depot was inundated with visitors when more than 10,000 people visited in just four hours.The company usually welcomes between 3,000 and 4,000 visitors to its Annandale Street headquarters for...

Lothian Buses invest in new tour fleet

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 Lothian Buses has made a major investment of £6.5m in a fleet of new buses for Edinburgh Bus Tours. The open deck buses have been specially designed so that the company can meet its...

Night buses will get you home after a Festival night out

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Lothian Buses' 'Festival Support Team” will help deal with the busiest bus services during the Edinburgh festivals.Additional buses will be on standby ready to be called by staff to help deal with any hotspots as...

Vintage buses to be used on Doors Open Day

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Lothian Buses will offer passengers the opportunity to travel to its Central Depot Doors Open Day at Annandale Street in style on Saturday 24 September 2016.Doors to the depot are open between 12pm and 4pm...

New fares from April on Lothian Buses

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Although Day ticket prices remain the same, single fares will increase by 10p from April.But there is also good news: Lothian Buses are recruiting up to 40 new drivers and 10 apprentice engineers...

Lothian Buses share out £13,000 among 10 Edinburgh schools

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Ten special schools in Edinburgh have received a share of £13,000 raised by staff at Lothian Buses during 2015.Each year the schools receive money raised by employees who make weekly and monthly contributions from their salary...

Poppy Bus launched today

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Lothian Buses has unveiled a specially created ‘Poppy Bus’ to mark Remembrance Day 2015 and pay tribute to Edinburgh’s war heroes.It has been painted poppy red and adorned with poppy designs. It also has the...

Lothian Buses lend a helping hand to Fresh Start

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Lothian Buses is lending a helping hand to Edinburgh homeless charity, Fresh Start. They have branded up a whole bus for a year to help with the advertising for their new charity of the year....

Guide Dogs ride for free on the trams

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Just under a year since the first paying passengers got on an Edinburgh Tram now they are welcoming trainee guide dog puppies. (Awww cute!) The student pooches are to be given free travel on buses...

St Columba’s has a Valentine’s gift for you!

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Poor old St Valentine may be over-commercialised these days; many of us march straight past the supermarket displays of hearts, flowers and pinkness - but St Columba's Hospice has come up with a novel...

Royal Mile closed for charity walk this morning

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The Royal Mile is closed today from 10.45 till around 1pm. But it is for a very good reason!There will be a procession from Johnston Terrace which is closed from 9.45am. The Walk the...

Poppy Bus on the city streets this weekend

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 Lothian Buses have painted one of their fleet poppy red in honour of the war dead. The Poppy Bus entered service yesterday  ahead of Remembrance Day.The bus features a simple poppy wreath and is designed...

New sightseeing tours website launches in Lothian

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Take the hassle out of booking excursions and attractions. There’s a whole new one-stop take on solving all those holiday conundrums. A brand new Scottish-based sightseeing website offering a fresh take on booking tours...

Lothian Buses – Public Transport Operator of the Year

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Lothian Buses has scooped the Public Transport Operator of the Year award at this year’s Scottish Transport Awards.The awards which were held this week  at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow, are designed to recognise innovation,...

A Nation of Mute Zombies

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You may think this sounds like the beginning of a Tommy Cooper joke but I went to the doctor the other day and…..nah, there’s no punchline. The end of the sentence should read ‘forgot...

Passengers think Lothian Buses are pretty good!

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LOTHIAN BUSES COMES UP TRUMPS IN PASSENGER SURVEY   A new survey has shown that Lothian Buses passengers have the highest satisfaction levels compared with those who use a range of other bus operators in England...

Lothian Buses guarantees places for young engineers

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SCHOOL LEAVERS ‘GUARANTEED’ INTERNSHIPS WITH LOTHIAN BUSES Lothian Buses new engineering interns Ryan Sanderson, Darren Dinse and Jordan Collins were hanging about outside the City of Edinburgh Council HQ today with Ian Craig, chief executive...

Lothian Buses double funds raised by @LothianBusGeeks

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Two men who set out to conquer the Edinburgh bus route in just one day have had their fundraising efforts doubled by Lothian Buses.Chris Dunn and Neil Gregory, both from Edinburgh, raised a total...

Bus fares to increase on Airlink service

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 Fares for AIRLINK, Lothian Buses' service between Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh Airport, are to increase for the first time in five years.From Sunday 5 January 2014, an adult single ticket will increase by...

Lothian Buses are bringing Santa’s Grotto to you…

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LOTHIAN BUSES GROTTO BUS HITS THE ROAD   Lothian Buses Launch Christmas in Style   A special Christmas grotto bus designed to spread joy to families across the city has been launched today by Lothian Buses to support...

Lothian Buses has a new app!

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Local bus company offer a new way to pay - using your phone. Bus passengers in Edinburgh will now be able to use their smart phone as a ‘no fuss’ virtual ticket to travel around...

Awards for Lothian Buses staff

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Over 150 Lothian Buses employees turned out at The Hub in Edinburgh last Saturday  for the company’s annual employee awards, celebrating the success of their colleagues.The awards, which are in their 4th year, recognised...

More Eco Buses for Edinburgh

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Lothian Buses is adding 20 new single deck hybrid buses to its fleet following the successful introduction of the state-of-the-art eco vehicles earlier this year.Set for delivery in 2014, Lothian Buses has ordered 20...

All change on West End bus routes

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It will be back to some kind of normal on the buses from this weekend when the 'gate' between Queensferry Street and Princes Street is reopened.Lothian Buses have told us that:-  From Saturday 5 October...

Lothian Buses go 4G

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4G technology is now being trialled on Edinburgh buses Starting with the Airlink Lothian Buses may roll out more and better free wifi on all its buses   Bus passengers in Edinburgh could have access to the...

Opinion – “Queue? Aye!!”

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Perhaps it’s an age thing. Perhaps it’s my status as a grandfather of three. Perhaps both these factors have combined to festoon grumpy old man status upon me. But I suspect I’m not the...

Lothian Buses welcome funding announcement

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SCOTTISH GREEN BUS FUNDING ROUND   Lothian Buses has welcomed news of the Scottish Government’s latest round of funding from the Scottish Green Bus Fund.Transport Scotland which recently announced the launch of the fourth round of...

Lothian Buses shows off to its charity partner

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Lothian Buses organise exclusive visits to its Central depot for families supported by It’s Good 2 Give It’s Good 2 Give run regular workshops for the children they support which include jewellery making, Cupcake decorating, decopatch,...

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