New bus service will ferry locals to Broxburn town centre

A new bus service to help Broxburn and Uphall residents reach the town centre is set to launch.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:45 pm

West Lothian Council is launching the 2A and 2B community bus pilot in partnership with Dial-A-Bus operator HcL .

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.

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The services will launch from Monday, April 5, and will operate between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday. For full details, including timetable, please visit www.westlothian.gov.uk/broxburn-uphall-town-bus

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, CrosshillTriangle, 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.

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