New services and improved timetables coming to East Lothian

(with effect from Sunday 23rd April)

NEW Service X5 North Berwick – Edinburgh

East Coast Buses new express service running Mondays to Fridays between North Berwick and the West End (Semple Street), with 7 return journeys during the day.

NEW Service 106 Musselburgh – Haddington/Dunbar

A new service running between Musselburgh and Dunbar in the early morning and late evenings, with buses running between Musselburgh Tesco and Haddington up to every hour during the day Monday to Saturday. Service 106 is timed to connect with service 107 in Haddington, making travel between Musselburgh and Dunbar easy.

NEW Services 104 and 113

Lothian Country Buses services are joining EastCoastbuses with the transfer of services 104 and 113 to our fleet, with service 113 extended Monday to Saturday to West Granton. Lothian Country Buses Single Tickets, Day Tickets and Fares Zones will be replaced by East Coast Buses Tickets & Fares Zones with great value m-tickets, Single Tickets Day Tickets and Season Tickets available. Lothian Country Buses Ridacards for Zones C&D will continue to be valid for travel.

NightHawk now going to Edinburgh City Centre

When East Coast Buses introduced NightHawk in November, it only ran from Edinburgh to North Berwick or Dunbar. Now from April 23rd, both NightHawk N106 and N124 will include return journeys.

Service 107 route change

This service now includes additional peak-time journeys and is extended from Dunbar High Street to the ASDA superstore on Spott Road.

Other changes

There will be some minor changes to services 124/X24 and our school routes (125/126/127).

Full timetables and routes will be published in April on

Changes to Lothian Bus services affecting East Lothian

From Sunday 29th March, Lothian Buses will be making changes to most bus services. These changes will result in improvements to timetables, especially in the evenings and at weekends.  The changes to routes through East Lothian are summarised below:

Service 15   Revised route and timetable
A revised route resulting in a quicker, more direct service from Penicuik to the south-side of Edinburgh and the City Centre. Buses will run as per the current route as far as Gowkley Moss Roundabout then direct to Penicuik, omitting Bilston, Roslin and Auchendinny.  From John Street, buses will run via Carlops Road to Deanburn, no longer serving Penicuik Town Centre.  Later evening buses will be introduced between the City and Penicuik, in both directions.
Sunday service 15A is withdrawn.

Service 26   Revised timetable and route change
Altered route at Tranent with buses extending from the High Street to Windygoul to part replace service 44. Haddington Road will continue to be served by service 104.

Service 44/44A   Revised route and timetable
The service will no longer serve Tranent (Windygoul). All buses will run to Wallyford with some Monday to Saturday peak time journeys continuing to serve Whitecraig.
Tranent will continue to be served by the 26, X44, 104 and 113.

Service X44 (Tranent)   Revised timetable and stopping places
An additional morning and afternoon journey will operate. Buses will now operate Limited Stop on Milton Road, stopping at Brustane and Paisley Drive only.

Service 113   More buses
Monday to Saturday frequency increased to every 30 minutes providing Tranent with more direct journeys following the withdrawal of service 44 from the town.

Service N30   Revised route and timetable
Leith Street (Omni) no longer served.
In Stoneybank and Musselburgh the route is altered to run as a one-way loop. Stoneybank Cresent, Newbigging and the High Street will no longer be served. From Stoneybank, buses will run via Mall Avenue, Bridge Street and will return via North High Street and Newhailes Road to Stoneybank.

For more information, you can download the following leaflets;