Lothian Buses - Articles and news items

The Lothian bus and tram app goes multilingual

Industry news  •  9 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

With the Lothian app, visitors to Edinburgh are now able to access bus and tram information on their mobile device in ten languages.

Edinburgh gets a green injection of Lothian buses

Industry news  •  19 July 2017  •  EuroTransport

Lothian has launched a fleet of 30 brand new, low emission buses this week. At an investment in excess of £7 million the fleet will be serving one of Edinburgh’s busiest roads and turning the tide on its pollutant reputation.

Lothian Buses selects Nevis Technologies as its smart ticketing partner

Industry news  •  16 March 2017  •  Lothian Buses

Nevis Technologies has announced that it will deliver its smart ticketing solutions to Lothian Buses, the UK’s largest publicly owned bus company

Lothian Buses agrees 4 year deal with Wrightbus for up to 316 vehicles

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.

Real-time digital service updates for Edinburgh bus and tram passengers

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.

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams launch police crime prevention partnership

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.

Lothian orders first Euro 6 double deck buses from Wrightbus after successful trial

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…

Tram meets bus in St Andrew Square to show off new look

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…

A further 20 new eco-friendly buses to join our fleet from Spring 2014

Industry news, News  •  20 March 2013  •  Lothian Buses

The Scottish Green Bus Fund was set up to help support and quicken the introduction of low carbon buses across Scotland…

Communications supplement

Issue 1 2013, Supplements  •  5 March 2013  •  Ian Craig, Robert Montgomery, Ietze Van Der Meer

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)

The heart of Lothian Buses continues to beat

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.

Greener Buses for East Lothian

Industry news, News  •  28 October 2012  •  Lothian Buses

Lothian Buses plc announced the introduction of five new Wrightbus Eclipse 2 single deck vehicles on the East Lothian Buses 113 service…

Lothian Buses launches Edinburgh By Bus

Industry news, News  •  25 September 2012  •  

Free new app makes Edinburgh travel even easier…

Happy first birthday to Lothian Buses’ ‘greener’ £5 million hybrid bus fleet

Industry news, News  •  11 September 2012  •  3x1 Public Relations

Scotland’s first double-decker hybrid fleet has been serving Edinburgh for one year on September 11…

Your ticket to ride at Lothian Buses’ doors open day

Industry news, News  •  16 August 2012  •  3x1 Public Relations

Edinburgh’s favourite bus company invites public to Central Depot, September 22…

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