Lothian Buses and ECB Discussion

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Anyone been on the 13 plate single deckers? I noticed they had been refurbished with high back chairs and charging ports and the like. While this is pretty nice, what has happened to the legroom?

I swear they're the worst bus ive ever sat on! I'm only about 170cm tall (which isn't that much) and I can barely fit.
I swear it just gets worse.
 
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Anyone been on the 13 plate single deckers? I noticed they had been refurbished with high back chairs and charging ports and the like. While this is pretty nice, what has happened to the legroom?

I swear they're the worst bus ive ever sat on! I'm only about 170cm tall (which isn't that much) and I can barely fit.
I swear it just gets worse.
aye there all going through interior refurbs. ive not been on them post refurb but thats bas if your 5”6 and barely fit, im 6”3 so i have not a chance
 

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Anyone been on the 13 plate single deckers? I noticed they had been refurbished with high back chairs and charging ports and the like. While this is pretty nice, what has happened to the legroom?

I swear they're the worst bus ive ever sat on! I'm only about 170cm tall (which isn't that much) and I can barely fit.
I swear it just gets worse.
Being a, as I was described by a homeless guy on Princes Street today, tall c**t (6’7) I’m happy to trade some legroom for the high back seats as I find them much more comfortable but it just gets silly at a point
 

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its not so bad on a quick journey but you really feel it after a while especially if someone is next to you

Then again, I suppose I did decide to ride the 45... might have been better waiting
 

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Anyone been on the 13 plate single deckers? I noticed they had been refurbished with high back chairs and charging ports and the like. While this is pretty nice, what has happened to the legroom?

I swear they're the worst bus ive ever sat on! I'm only about 170cm tall (which isn't that much) and I can barely fit.
I swear it just gets worse.
Don’t think you’ll have to worry about them for too much longer... as you may have noticed they’ve been refurbished but not repainted. So likely to be off to LCB for new X38 in a few weeks.
 

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Anyone been on the 13 plate single deckers? I noticed they had been refurbished with high back chairs and charging ports and the like
I was on a 13 plate 7905LH the other day and it was not with high backs. 1-10 are going no where as far as I know? Unless you mean Eclipse 2 B7RLE 176-190 from Marine which it was spoken about not many pages ago that they had not been painted but had had an internal refurb.
 
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I was on a 13 plate 7905LH the other day and it was not with high backs. 1-10 are going no where as far as I know? Unless you mean Eclipse 2 B7RLE 176-190 from Marine which it was spoken about not many pages ago that they had not been painted but had had an internal refurb.
aye it is 176-190 hes on about
 

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At the end of the day if Lothian are that bothered about their livery being used the only way around it is to repaint them before selling and add the paint cost to the sale.
 
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At the end of the day if Lothian are that bothered about their livery being used the only way around it is to repaint them before selling and add the paint cost to the sale.
The 04 plate tridents that went to Marbill were painted white at an extra cost with the sale. as you say if they dont want companies using their livery then they should just repaint them and add too the cost of the sale
 

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I was speaking with my mother earlier and she said she could remember a bus that went Victor Paris towards town and go over Dean Bridge. I said 28 but she said she thought it was 34/35 aswell. (One way 34, other way 35). This would be mid to late 70s in to very early 80s. Can anyone help here? It's before my time. Also, I don't suppose anyone woudl have a route map from around that era? They are impossible to find. Nostalgia... it's fun but fustrating lol. Thanks
 

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I was speaking with my mother earlier and she said she could remember a bus that went Victor Paris towards town and go over Dean Bridge. I said 28 but she said she thought it was 34/35 aswell. (One way 34, other way 35). This would be mid to late 70s in to very early 80s. Can anyone help here? It's before my time. Also, I don't suppose anyone woudl have a route map from around that era? They are impossible to find. Nostalgia... it's fun but fustrating lol. Thanks
It was the old 34/35. These disappeared in March 2000, in the first stage of the Renilson revamp.

Route was -

34: Sighthill, Gorgie, Fountainbridge, Lothian Road, Charlotte Square, Dean Bridge, Stockbridge, Canonmills, Bonnington, Leith, Lochend, London Road, Leith Street, Tron, Lawnmarket, Fountainbridge, Slateford, Longstone and back out to Sighthill.

35: above route reversed.

Dundee Street was served by both services in both directions.
 

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It was the old 34/35. These disappeared in March 2000, in the first stage of the Renilson revamp.

Route was -

34: Sighthill, Gorgie, Fountainbridge, Lothian Road, Charlotte Square, Dean Bridge, Stockbridge, Canonmills, Bonnington, Leith, Lochend, London Road, Leith Street, Tron, Lawnmarket, Fountainbridge, Slateford, Longstone and back out to Sighthill.

35: above route reversed.

Dundee Street was served by both services in both directions.
Thank you DunsBus, I am suprised to hear it was 2000 though. I should have remembered that! I guess my brain is starting to lose information now lol.
The Dundee Street part of the route must have caught a few people out over the years - particularly visitors.
 

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For a short period the route was shared with First Bus as well.
Or to br more precise, a pre-First Eastern Scottish. They had the tender for the evening and Sunday on the 34/35 from deregulation in 1986 until LRT won it back in July 1989. Unlike the fairly recent situation on the 18, where the service timetable showed the First journeys, no mention was made by either LRT or Eastern of the other party's involvement with the 34/35 on the relevant timetables, so you needed two timetables for the full service.
 

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Or to br more precise, a pre-First Eastern Scottish. They had the tender for the evening and Sunday on the 34/35 from deregulation in 1986 until LRT won it back in July 1989. Unlike the fairly recent situation on the 18, where the service timetable showed the First journeys, no mention was made by either LRT or Eastern of the other party's involvement with the 34/35 on the relevant timetables, so you needed two timetables for the full service.
Didn’t realise it was that long ago.
 

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Or to br more precise, a pre-First Eastern Scottish. They had the tender for the evening and Sunday on the 34/35 from deregulation in 1986 until LRT won it back in July 1989. Unlike the fairly recent situation on the 18, where the service timetable showed the First journeys, no mention was made by either LRT or Eastern of the other party's involvement with the 34/35 on the relevant timetables, so you needed two timetables for the full service.
Well covered. There were others such as the 13 and 38 that also went to Eastern Scottish before coming back a few years later.

The 13 has left Lothian again though as we know - to Edinburgh Coach Lines.
 

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Well covered. There were others such as the 13 and 38 that also went to Eastern Scottish before coming back a few years later.

The 13 has left Lothian again though as we know - to Edinburgh Coach Lines.
From memory, Eastern had the tenders for the full service on the 13 and 38, the Sunday service on the 15, the evening and Sunday service on the 34/35 and 42/46, and the night buses 201-205. All were won back by LRT in July 1989. They also had the 60 for a few months after deregulation, and ran the evening and Sunday 23 as a tender for just under a year (October 1986-September 1987). The Eastern tender was cancelled when LRT restored a full-day, all week service on the 23; Eastern, however, continued to run what had been the tendered journeys commercially and added a daytime service soon afterwards.
 

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Are there any Lothian (City) service changes/improvements on the 17th, or is it just Lothian Country?
 
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