Lothian Buses - Articles and news items
Industry news • 1 November 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Lothian Buses has awarded a four year framework agreement to Wrightbus for the supply of up to 316 vehicles.
Industry news • 7 January 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Edinburgh bus and tram passengers can now receive real-time digital updates displaying service information via Google Maps on desktop and mobile devices.
Industry news • 30 July 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams in partnership with Police Scotland have launched a new crime prevention initiative designed to ensure safety on the city’s public transport network.
Industry news • 27 May 2014 • Wrightbus
Wrightbus, working closely with Volvo Bus, has been awarded a significant contract to supply the first Euro 6 double deck buses into the Lothian Buses fleet…
Industry news • 17 December 2013 • Edinburgh Tram
An Edinburgh Tram made its way to St Andrew Square tram stop where Transport for Edinburgh unveiled its newly branded…
The Scottish Green Bus Fund was set up to help support and quicken the introduction of low carbon buses across Scotland…
All aboard the ‘social media’ bus
(Ian Craig, Managing Director of Lothian Buses)
Getting on-board with Wi-Fi
(Robert Montgomery, Deputy Managing Director, Stagecoach UK Bus)
On-board Wi-Fi helps transform Arriva’s customer service in the Netherlands
(Ietze Van Der Meer, Business Unit Director (Bus), Arriva Nederland)
Issue 6 2012 • 22 January 2013 • Alan Black, Operational Control Room Manager, Lothian Buses
In operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the control room is the hub of Lothian Buses – supporting our depots and 650-strong fleet of buses that cover 55 routes in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian. Looking after the daily transportation of over 350,000 users, putting customers first, and further enhancing their travel experience is our priority.
Lothian Buses has one of the youngest bus fleets in the UK and, since 2000, has invested over £130 million in new state-of-the-art vehicles, becoming entirely easy access low-floor eight years ahead of the government mandated deadline. As part of our on-going investment, we refurbished the heart of our day-to-day operations at an investment of £1 million, to create our new control room.
The objective of the 20-strong team in the control room is to maintain the smooth operation of Lothian Buses via radio communi – cation, Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system and updating our website’s live service status board and Twitter feed. It has also enabled us to develop our information services to include phone apps and digital information boards at bus stops.
Scotland’s first double-decker hybrid fleet has been serving Edinburgh for one year on September 11…
Edinburgh’s favourite bus company invites public to Central Depot, September 22…
Lothian Buses’ new fleet of Wrightbus Gemini 2 double deck buses will soon be taking to the Edinburgh roads…
The Euro Bus Expo show in Birmingham today provided a fitting backdrop for Lothian Buses to confirm a major 60 vehicle order for Wrightbus and Volvo Buses, worth in the region of £12m…