#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 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 […]

Transport Designed’s top 8 of 2018

From supersized buses to tiny trains… It’s been another crazy year in the world of transport, and as 2018 comes to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back through some of our most read and shared posts from the last 12 months. In no particular order, here […]

Alexander Dennis and Lothian unveil 100-seat monster bus

Alexander Dennis (ADL) and Lothian have unleashed an absolute monster on the world –  their brand new 100-seat Enviro400XLB three-axle double decker. Developed in close collaboration with Volvo and based on their B8L tri-axle chassis, 42 of these high-capacity buses will enter service in Edinburgh from January onwards. They will be built at ADL’s factory in Falkirk. With […]

10 UK bus liveries we really, really love

Buses of Somerset

If you saw our recent blog post ‘10 UK bus liveries we really, really miss’, you’re probably also aware of the tidal wave of ‘Hey, what about London and Country?!’ comments it generated. Part 2, however, is for another day – today, we’re focussing on the present. This was an incredibly difficult ‘top 10’ to […]

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