Lothian Buses have announced a change to services as part of improvements following a review of its bus network but have also announced fares will increase for the first time in two years.
A number of changes will be introduced following external feedback from customers, community councils and other stakeholders.
A fare review will also see some of the company's fares increase for the first time in two years, with single tickets increased by 10p to £1.70.
As it stands Lothian Buses provide a pretty good service and I'd say that currently it's good value for money most of the time.
There have been some recent route changes, however, that have made our journey times in particular a lot longer. The 33 instead of turning down to Gorebridge at Mayfield now goes around the housing estate first and it adds at least an extra ten minutes. It doesn't sound a lot, but each way and on every journey the time adds up.
Paying more for the ticket and sitting on a bus longer isn't really inspiring me to take the bus. Perhaps as people ditch the bus and shun the expensive and unreliable trains they'll finally get the message. But there again maybe not!