Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Community Council pressure helps improve 24 bus service

Lothian Buses have agreed to improve the frequency of the No 24 bus which serves the Blackford, Grange and Cameron Toll areas.  This follows repeated representation by the Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council.  Here is an extract from the letter received from Lothian Buses:
". . . we will be introducing a revised timetable on the route from 10th April 2016.  The new timetable will see further improvements to the evening timetable on all days of the week, but particularly on Sunday evenings where the timetable will now match the Monday to Saturday times.  There will also be an earlier Saturday morning journey introduced between the Royakl Infirmary and Granton to aid those local residents who have early starts and have no access to a bus at the current time.  More importantly, the daytime frequency of the service on Mondays to Fridays will be increased from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes, thus providing three buses per hour. "
That's an achievement by the Community Council.  And Dorothy Ryle, local resident, who has pushed repeatedly for this increase in service.

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