Nostalgia: All aboard..at long last!

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BOUND for the southern suburbs of Juniper Green, the number 45 rolled into Dumbiedykes to the overwhelming delight of locals.

Residents – pictured here in June 1980 – had long campaigned for a bus service to the housing estate, tired of trekking to the Canongate for the 43, or using an off-peak number 60 to get them through the city centre and 
beyond.

Passengers at the bus stop as the 45 bus draws up at Dumbiedykes in June 1980.

Passengers at the bus stop as the 45 bus draws up at Dumbiedykes in June 1980.

Every day in Edinburgh and the Lothians thousands of people rely upon our public transport system – as they have done for countless years.

And it is the friendly faces of so many drivers that become a memorable part of these journeys. This week, the Evening News celebrated one Lothian Buses driver, dad-of-three

Queueing at St Andrew Square bus station in May 1966.

Queueing at St Andrew Square bus station in May 1966.