Supported Bus Routes Consultation

Closed 20 Oct 2019

Opened 9 Sep 2019


East Lothian Council subsidises a number of bus services on routes where no alternative route exists, and where commercial bus operators would not be able to cover their costs if they delivered a service. Where a need is identified, the Council may subsidise a commercial operator to cover a whole route, or part of a route at a particular time of the day.

We currently subsidise bus services on the following routes:

  • 109 - Humbie to Haddington (Campbells Coaches) 
  • 110 - New Winton to Prestonpans (Prentice Coaches) 
  • 111 - Haddington to Royal Infirmary (Prentice Coaches) 
  • 122 - Gullane Circle (Prentice Coaches) 
  • 113 - Pencaitland to Edinburgh (East Coast Buses) 
  • 120 - Dunbar to North Berwick (Eve Coaches) 
  • 121 - Haddington to North Berwick (Eve Coaches) 
  • 123 - Haddington to Gifford Circle (Eve Coaches) 
  • 124 - North Berwick to Edinburgh (East Coast Buses) 
  • 130 - Dunbar Town Service (Eve Coaches) 
  • 253 - Berwick to Edinburgh (Border Buses) 

Why your views matter

Feedback gathered through this consultation will help us to establish where subsidised bus routes are most needed. This information will help us to ensure we use our budget in the most effective way.

You can share your views by completing the online survey below.

Alternatively, you may want to come along to one of our community meetings as detailed below*.

Musselburgh - 24 September 2019, 10am-11:30am, Brunton Hall

North Berwick - 23 September 2019, 11am-12:30pm, Hope Rooms

Prestonpans - 27 September 2019, 10am-11:30AM, Auldhammer House 

Tranent - 1 October 2019, 10am-11:30am, George Johnstone Centre 

Haddington - 3 October 2019, 11am-12:30pm, Haddington Town House 

Dunbar - 4 October 2019, 10am-11:30am, Bleachingfield Centre 

(*Weekend dates will also be arranged, details of which will be available on this web page.)



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