A bus service that operates in Broxburn has been removed leaving the town without its much loved town centre service.
The Blue Bus service, which operated on a commercial basis between Broxburn and Uphall, ceased operating on the 15th March, following formal notification to the Traffic Commissioner and West Lothian Council.
The removal of this particular service could have a detrimental impact on those who have relied on it for many years and will impact disproportionately on older bus-users and those with disabilities.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“Yet again, communities, like Broxburn, are being let down by bus companies.
“The ability to travel to neighbouring towns, villages and cities to access services and amenities should be encouraged. Instead, we are seeing transport links consistently being removed and reduced.
“A Labour Government in Scotland, will seek to extend free bus travel to under 25s and use the transport bill to change the law to allow councils to own and run services with the ultimate aim of introducing free bus travel for all.