Timetable and fares information announced for forthcoming Lothian Country services
Lothian Country has announced timetable and fares information for its new Queensferry service which is launched on Sunday 4 June. Service 43 and the limited stop X43 will operate between St Andrew Square and Queensferry with buses every 20 minutes during the day from Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes during the day on Sundays.
Lothian Country is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lothian Buses but will operate as a standalone business with its own buses and products provided on an entirely commercial basis.
There will be two fare zones; city and cityWEST. Travel in one zone will be £1.60 for an adult single and 80p for a child single. Travel in two zones will be £2.60 for an adult single and £1.30 for a child single. A cityWEST Day ticket will offer customers unlimited travel on Lothian Country and Lothian day services across both cityWEST zone and city zone for £5 for an adult and £2.50 for a child.
“This new commercial service will provide important transport links for work and leisure between Queensferry and Edinburgh,” says Richard Hall, managing director, Lothian Buses. “We are pleased to be in a position to provide these vital services, following extensive analysis of passenger journey patterns and commitments from City of Edinburgh Council to retain and improve bus priority measures. However, the ongoing provision of these services is wholly dependent on customer usage levels. It’s important that the community embrace our new venture to ensure its future viability.”