NHS to provide taxis for staff after Lothian buses halt services due to anti social behaviour

NHS staff are to be offered taxis home after Lothian buses make the decision to halt services after 7.30pm due to anti social behaviour.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 8:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 8:54 pm

NHS Lothian tweeted: “Suspension of Lothian Buses services from 7.30pm tonight.

"Affected staff are asked to speak to their manager as soon as possible to plan ahead and discuss contingencies.

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"NHS Lothian will provide taxis for any impacted staff.”

Lothian Buses made the decision to cancel their services after a series of anti social incidents where buses were targeted.

Sarah Boyd, Lothian’s operations director, said: “It is with pride that Lothian serves at the heart of our local communities and after the challenges of the last year it’s frankly appalling that the actions of a few can directly impact on so many.

"However, driver and customer safety is our absolute priority and so it is with deep regret that we have to take this action.

NHS to provide taxis for staff after Lothian buses halt services due to anti social behaviour

“We understand that we provide a critical service for key workers and those for whom travel is essential and we can only apologise to these customers who we know will be inconvenienced by this decision.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Police Scotland for all their efforts in helping us to maintain service this far. I would also like to thank our customers and all of our colleagues for their continued support and patience.

“We would urge anyone with any information relating to these incidents to come forward to ensure those responsible are held accountable for their actions.”

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