First West Lothian now offering even more connections with Service 803
First West Lothian has announced even more connections for local people as it took over operation of Service 803 between Bathgate and Livingston.
First West Lothian, which recently won the tender for the route, is now offering customers additional journeys and increased frequency on the route from Bathgate to Livingston via Blackburn, Stoneyburn, Loganlea and West Calder.
Customers will also be travelling on some of the newest vehicles in the operator’s fleet.
The operator said it is committed to providing a dedicated service which is more regular and consistent than what has been offered in the past. The new service got under way on Monday, 27 November.
This is just the latest in a series of service improvements announced by First West Lothian. The operator recently announced it would be serving new areas with its popular N1 weekend night service linking West Lothian with Edinburgh.
Following feedback from customers and stakeholders, the route from Newbridge was revised to offer an extended night service to Kirkliston and Winchburgh, and then Broxburn to Bathgate.
The new First West Lothian night services N1 (Edinburgh-Bathgate) and N2 (Edinburgh-Livingston) were introduced shortly after the launch of Service 21A, which provides an hourly connection between Edinburgh Airport, Fauldhouse, Whitburn, Bathgate, Livingston Centre and Broxburn.
Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director of First West Lothian, said: “It’s great to now be providing this service for the people of West Lothian. The improvements to the timetable, including additional frequency, are part of our commitment to responding to customer demand in the development of local bus services.
“We hope customers will get on board with us and support this refreshed service, which builds on other network improvements introduced in recent months.”
Pictured above: Presentation staff Mary Chisholm (left) and Christine Yates Badley put the final shine on Service 803