'Exclusive Hogmanay ticket' announced as Lothian Buses confirm NightBus service

The NightBus will run until 4am for Hogmanay

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 12:40 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd November 2019, 12:41 pm

Lothian will offer extended bus services into the early hours of New Year's Day morning, it has been announced today.

Special services will be running from midnight until 4am on the morning of 1st January.EastCoastbuses and Lothiancountry will also be operating special services between Edinburgh and East Lothian and West Lothian after the bells.

An exclusive Hogmanay Ticket will be introduced for these special services.

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An exclusive Hogmanay Ticket will be introduced for these special services.

The ticket will offer unlimited travel on buses from 6pm on 31st December and all HogmanayBuses after midnight. The Hogmanay Ticket on Lothian services will be priced at £5 and on EastCoastbuses and Lothiancountry either £5 or £10 depending on journey length.

Hogmanay Tickets can be purchased from the driver (cash or contactless) or in advance on m-tickets. Ridacards will be accepted for travel on HogmanayBuses.

Richard Hall, Managing Director for Lothian said: “We are delighted to be providing safe and reliable travel for our customers again on Hogmanay. It is a particularly busy time in the city and our services will offer customers piece of mind as they aim to get home after the celebrations. As always we would take this opportunity to remind customers to plan their travel in advance using our website or app.

“Following customer feedback last year, I am also happy to announce that we will accept Ridacards on these special services. On behalf of everyone at Lothian, I wish all our colleagues and customers a great festive season.”

Transport and Environment Convener Councillor Lesley Macinnes said: “This is a particularly exciting and festive time of year and I’m sure lots of people are looking forward to celebrating Hogmanay in the magical setting of Edinburgh’s historic city centre. Just as important as the festivities is making sure everyone gets home safely and easily at the end of the night so it’s good news that Lothian are providing special bus services throughout the night.”

Full details of the special Hogmanay services can be found at www.lothianbuses.co.uk