The 123 service bus is a supported bus route tendered by East Lothian Council and operated by Eve Coaches the route will not initially be amended to the common school day changes starting on the 3 June 2019. The reason for this is the route is designed to allow people to travel to work, shopping and medical appointments in the first instance.

Transport Services understand out of catchment pupils from Gifford or Pencaitland use the service to travel back and forward to Knox Academy. The service is not designated as Home to school transport.

Transport Services will be conducting a Public Transport consultation starting in June to help shape the next Supported Services Tender, which is due to start 1 April 2020. The consultation will be done over various media methods:

  • Online consultation
  • Public meetings in Musselburgh, Tranent, Prestonpans, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar.
  • Attendance at Community Council meetings if requested
  • Comments by email and Flyer questionnaire

Anything that comes out of the consultation prior to the actual tender that is regarded, as being urgent maybe carried out under a change to the current registrations.

Senior Transport Officer
East Lothian Council