Lothian announce £5.00 flat fare Hogmanay Bus Service as funding withdrawn

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Lothian Buses have announced a £5.00 flat fare for their Hogmanay Bus Service as funding withdrawn.

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For the first time in almost 20 years those taking part in Edinburgh’s New Year celebrations will have to pay to use Lothian’s Hogmanay Bus Service – Street Party tickets have also rocketed to £31.00.

In recent years the service was jointly funded by drink giant by Diageo and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Customers will have to pay a flat fare of £5.00 or pre-purchase a m-ticket. Bus wristbands priced at £4.50 will also be available to purchase in travel shops, park & rides or at lothianbuses.co.uk for collection from 1st – 31st December 2018 – valid Ridacard holders will be able to purchase at a reduced price of £3.

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Edinburgh Trams will however still be FREE and run every 15 minutes between midnight and 5am on 1st January 2019.

Trams will run part route between the West End and Edinburgh Airport and overnight parking restrictions will be lifted at Ingliston Park & Ride. Full festive timetable can be viewed here.

Lothian’s Hogmanay Buses will depart from the following locations between 0024 and 0410.

From Elm Row
H14 to Pilton: First departure 0024, runs every 12 minutes – last departure 0400.
H16 to Silverknowes: First departure 0030, runs every 12 minutes – last departure 0406.

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From Leopold Place
H26 to Seton Sands: First departure 0030, runs every 15 minutes – last departure 0400.
H44 to Tranent: First departure 0037, runs every 15 minutes – last departure 0407.

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From Nicolson Street *at Surgeons Hall
H3 to Gorebridge: First departure 0030, runs every 12-15 minutes – last departure 0400.
H30 to Fort Kinnaird (West): First departure 0025, runs every 20 minutes – last departure 0405.
H31 to Bonnyrigg: First departure 0030, runs every 20 minutes – last departure 0350.
H37 to Penicuik: First departure 0030, runs every 12-15 minutes – last departure 0400.

From Lothian Road *at Fountainbridge
H11 to Hyvots Bank: First departure 0035, runs at least every 20 minutes – last departure 0400.
H16 to Colinton: First departure 0030, runs every 20 minutes – last departure 0350.

From Dalry Road
H3 to Clovenstone: First departure 0035, runs every 20 minutes – last departure 0355.
H25 to Riccarton: First departure 0025, runs every 15 minutes – last departure 0405.
H44 to Balerno: First departure 0030, runs every 15 minutes – last departure 0400.

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From Haymarket Station
H26 to Clerwood: First departure 0030, runs every 20 minutes – last departure 0410.
H31 to East Craigs: First departure 0044, runs every 20 minutes – last departure 0404.
H38 to Kirkliston: First departure 0037, runs every 20 minutes – last departure 0357.

From Queensferry Street *at Drumsheugh Place
H37 to Silverknowes: First departure 0020, runs every 20 minutes – last departure 0400.
H43 to Queensferry: First departure 0030, runs every 20 minutes – last departure 0410.

Lothian Buses full festive timetable can be viewed here.