People have wondered how long it would take before they go west and here we go....might explain the recent push for new drivers too.
Sarah Taylor who is high up in Lothian made this post on Edinburgh and trams facebook page about 12 hours ago:We’re excited to announce the launch of new services to Bathgate and Whitburn from August 19. We’ll be publishing more details over the coming weeks – so make sure you subscribe to our Early Access List to find out first!
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LOTHIAN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR WEST LOTHIAN
Lothian Country, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lothian, today announced plans for a further expansion of its services to West Lothian, creating new jobs and boosting the local economy.
From Sunday 19th August three new routes will be introduced complementing its current network, creating new links between Edinburgh and Bathgate, 7 days a week and a link between Edinburgh Park Station and Whitburn, 7 days a week.
Lothian Country currently operate Service 43/X43 between Edinburgh and South Queensferry.
Richard Hall, Managing Director of Lothian, said:
“We are excited to announce our wider plans for operations in West Lothian as part of Lothian Country. For a number of years we have received repeated requests to introduce a service to this area and we are delighted that we can today announce our plans. We look forward to releasing further more detailed information in the coming weeks.”
The introduction of these new services will create in excess of 65 new jobs.
The company will be holding recruitment days for those interested at the Mercure Livingston on 11th, 17th, 18th and 19th July
More information is available via email to email@example.com
Executive councillor for development and transport, Cathy Muldoon, said: “We are delighted that Lothian are extending their services into West Lothian and we welcome the improvements this will bring to the public transport network that connects our communities. I believe that this will be warmly welcomed by local residents and West Lothian Council is looking forward to building a strong partnership with Lothian going forward to further improve services for local people.”
A bespoke fleet of double deck vehicles in Lothian Country’s distinctive green and cream fitted with USB charging points and Wi-Fi have been sourced....