First Bus have recently announced mass service changes, including service cuts and reductions, across West Lothian.
Many services would require changes, take significantly longer to reach the destination or be withdrawn completely.
It has become clear that these changes would disproportionately impact on people without access to a car, on low pay, the elderly or disabled.
Since then, I have met with Andrew Jarvis, the Managing Director of First Bus. Following this meeting, and a consultation, some improvements have been made. However, cuts to services still stand.
Lothian Country have announced expansion into West Lothian and these services will commence on Sunday 19th August.
You can find a link to Lothian Country’s new timetable here.
I have requested to meet with smaller West Lothian bus companies and will keep my constituents up to date with this.
It is important that passengers are aware of First’s new timetable changes which can be found here. The new timetable will commence on Monday 6th August.