The 2A and 2B community bus pilot, in partnership with Dial-A-Bus operator HcL, launched last month.
It aims to support older people, families with young children and those with mobility issues who live in the area, who have issues due to the hilly nature of Broxburn and Uphall. The service 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.
Early indications show a steady growth in passenger numbers, week on week, as more local people become aware of and make use of the service. The majority of journeys were made by concessionary card holders, with positive feedback from passengers including they found the service handy and would recommend it to their friends.
The service operates between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday, with full details including timetable, available from New town bus service launches in Broxburn and Uphall
Executive councillor for development and transport Cathy Muldoon said: "It's fantastic to see so many Broxburn and Uphall residents making good use of the new service already.
"We hope to see more members of the Broxburn and Uphall community using the service going forward, demonstrating the demand after the pilot phase."
Both 2A and 2B routes operate 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.
They 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 are £1.70 for adults, and £0.90 for children, with concessionary bus pass holders able to travel for free. Please use exact fare as no change can be given with contactless payment also 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.