29 March
Broxburn bus service

West Lothian Council is launching the 2A and 2B community bus pilot in partnership with Dial-A-Bus operator HcL to help people who live in the residential areas of Broxburn and Uphall. 
This will enable locals to access key services such as shops and health in the town centre, as well as existing public transport links for onward travel. 
A number of local residents have requested the service due to the hilly nature of Broxburn and Uphall, to support older people, families with young children and those with mobility issues who live in the area.
The services will launch from Monday 5 April, and will operate between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday. For full details, including timetable, please visit New town bus service launches in Broxburn and Uphall
Executive councillor for development and transport Cathy Muldoon said: "Following feedback from the local community, the council is delighted to launch this community bus pilot in conjunction with HcL.
"We hope it will be well used by the Broxburn and Uphall community, to demonstrate what demands exist within these areas for future services."
Both 2A and 2B routes are planned around a two-hour loop between the town centre facilities, such as Strathbrock Partnership Centre, shops such Co-op and Lidl, and residential areas including Stankards/Houston Gardens, Crosshill Triangle, Kirkhill, Loaninghill Road, Timmeryetts/Galmeilen, and Wyndford Avenue.
It will operate on a hail and ride basis in residential areas where there are no formal bus stops. Passengers can signal the driver to stop at any point where it safe to do so.
Fares will be £1.70 for adults, and £0.90 for children, with concessionary bus pass holders able to travel for free. Contactless payment will be accepted.
All the vehicles used on the 2A and 2B routes are fully accessible and are specially adapted to carry combinations of wheelchair users and other passengers safely and comfortably.