#AYearOfBuses 200: Skylink Edinburgh Airport – Ocean Terminal

Skylink 200

From Skyline 199 yesterday, to Skylink 200 today – Lothian’s route from Edinburgh Airport into the north of Edinburgh is our winner today on #AYearOfBuses. Lothian have invested heavily in their routes to the Airport over the last few years, creating a comprehensive network of four routes featuring high-spec buses covering pretty much the whole […]

#AYearOfBuses 158: Edinburgh – St Andrews


Stagecoach East Scotland’s express route linking St Andrews with the Scottish capital is our winner today on #AYearOfBuses! Upon leaving Edinburgh, the X58 crosses the Firth of Forth at Queensferry, before heading to the coastal towns of Kirkcaldy, Leven, and on to St Andrews. Express X58 is home to a fleet of route branded, high-spec […]

First Bus teases identity for new Scottish operations

First Scotland

First have offered a teaser as to the identity of their new Edinburgh operations. Granted, the teaser image isn’t much to go from, but the copy alongside the graphic – which references Arthur’s Seat – practically gives the game away. The teaser image, which simply shows a purple background tearing away to reveal orange underneath, […]

#AYearOfBuses 95: Edinburgh – Carlisle


Day 95 on #AYearOfBuses takes us to the Borders for a ride along the famous ‘Waverley route’. Borders Buses, part of the West Coast Motors family, run the X95, which crosses the Anglo-Scottish border on its scenic route from Carlisle, in the North of England, to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. It passes through several towns along […]

#AYearOfBuses 27: X27 Bathgate – Edinburgh

Lothian X27

We’re heading to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, for day 27 on #AYearOfBuses – it’s Lothian Country’s X27.  Introduced in August 2018, Lothian Country’s X27 (and its sister, the X28) marked further expansion of the Edinburgh city operator into West Lothian, putting the operator squarely in competition with First. Lothian resurrected the Lothian Country brand in 2017 […]

Arriva goes ‘open access’ with GNER

GNER Pendolino

Arriva has announced its application for permission to begin a new high-speed rail service between Edinburgh and London. The service, if approved, will begin in December 2016 and will connect Edinburgh with London King’s Cross via Newcastle in 3 hours 43 minutes – down from the current 4 hours 20 with franchise operator East Coast. […]

Little Red launches with big campaign

Little Red Airbus A320 at Manchester Airport.

Virgin Atlantic recently launched its ‘Little Red’ brand, flying between Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Manchester and London. Little Red aims to take market share not just from BA on short-haul and domestic flights, but on connecting long-haul flights to destinations across the globe. The service launched using Airbus A320 aircraft operating 26 flights daily from Heathrow – […]

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