Edinburgh City Council to remove Drum Brae North bus stop painted in error

Edinburgh City Council officials have confirmed that a bus stop in Drum Brae has been painted on in error.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:05 am

While Drum Brae South has regular service from Lothian Buses, no Lothian bus services have stopped at Drum Brae North for several years.

Following a recent tender process, the First Bus 68 service does run on the street, but only travels northbound.

A resident of the area has told the Evening News that in addition to cycle lanes in the area, a bus stop has been marked out incorrectly on the street and added that the cycle lanes and bus stop have created parking issues in the community.

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The newly painted bus stop was removed from plans and painted in error
The newly painted bus stop was removed from plans and painted in error

A council spokesperson confirmed today that in a previous design for the street, bus stops for both northbound and southbound services were in place, but when plans were reviewed the southbound stop was removed, however it has still been painted on the road in error.

The council added that now that it is aware of the error, the stop will be removed and replaced with a cycle lane as reflected in the plans.

A council spokesperson said: “Lining designating bus stops has been made on Drum Brae North, as per previous designs for the street, and will facilitate a northbound stop for the number 68 supported First bus service.

“However, this service does not stop southbound on Drum Brae North and we will be amending lining to reflect that as soon as possible – thanks to this resident for bringing it to our attention.”

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