Gavin Strang opposes cuts to local bus services

Bus service cuts last October have caused great difficulty for many people in East Edinburgh. Cuts in the number 12, 13 and 42 routes have been particularly disruptive.

The Council has now put some services out to tender, including the number 13 and part of the 42 route. The Council also asked Lothian Buses to advise on the cost of reinstating the full number 12 route, at a reduced service.

This does not necessarily mean that cuts will be reversed. The Council will consider options at the Transport Infrastructure and Environment Committee meting in May.

I am completely opposed to the cuts, and strongly support the campaign to reinstate the services.

This article is from Gavin Strang’s Spring 2009 Constituency Update.