Lothian Buses have announced a revised timetable for the number 12 bus, which has resulted in an even poorer service than was previously the case.
Prior to the pandemic the service operated every 20 minutes. When lockdown was introduced this service was curtailed, which was understandable given the circumstances.
However, as restrictions have lifted and public transport has become busier again, local people had hoped the service would be restored to its previous timetable.
The new timetable means that the last bus will leave the city centre shortly after 21.15, which means travelling home at night will become more difficult for local people. With even more housing due to be built in South Gyle, it is even more important that there is proper public transport provision to Corstorphine and into the City Centre.
Cllr Robert Aldridge and Ed Thornley, the Lib Dem candidates for Drum Brae/Gyle, are keen to see the service returned to full capacity as so many people in South Gyle in particular have relied on the service.
Thank you to the over 400 people who have signed so far, and also to the several people who got in touch to tell us that they were worried about their safety getting home without the Number 12. With taxi services so very busy at the moment, many have little choice but to walk home at night. All the more reason for Lothian Buses to change their approach and restore the Number 12's night-time service.
If you'd like to, you can sign here.