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myTrip - a new app

myTrip is our new app which provides mobile ticketing, live bus tracking information and live passenger levels on board each bus.
myTrip is available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Mobile tickets are available for Adults, Children and for NHS Staff and are available for use in either our 'Urban Zone' or across our entire network. There are day tickets, which are valid for 24 hours from purchase, 7 day tickets and a 10 journey carnet.
The app also gives information on where our buses are and how many passengers are onboard, all of which we hope our customers find both useful and reassuring in the current climate.

Service 118 Reinstated with a new timetable

The service will run between Seton Sands and Fort Kinnaird on itís previous route, but will now be extended to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The extension of the 118 to the ERI will aid social distancing on our 111 Royal Infirmary service and provide a direct link from the eastern side of Musselburgh to the hospital for the first time.

There will be seven weekday return journeys, every hour from Seton Sands between 0800 and 1400 with return journeys from the Royal Infirmary between 0900 and 1500. On a Saturday 118 journeys will alternate with 111 journeys to provide a mostly hourly service from the Royal Infirmary.

This extension to the ERI will be for a trial period to gauge customer demand. Service 118 has always been very popular with passengers but due to being in a low fare zone revenue was poor, this added to the drop in overall passenger numbers due to COVID-19 has meant it has been very difficult to justify reinstating the route. We hope the added option of travel to the Royal Infirmary will in time boost passenger numbers and then hopefully in due course we can expand the number of daily journeys.

New 111 Timetable

On Monday 10th August we will introduce an improved timetable on the 111 service. There are now two more full journeys between Haddington and the ERI. This will now become the new standard 111 timetable which we aim to keep in place for the foreseeable future

The 111X journeys will no longer run and are replaced by full 111 journeys. Due to the need for bigger buses the route through Longniddry will change. The 111 will continue on the A198 to the top of Dean Road with Links Road, Kings Road and KIngs Avenue no longer served

New 108 Timetable

From this Saturday,1st August ,we will be reinstating a full Saturday service on the 108. There will now be a bus every hour from 0900 to 1500 from Haddington and every hour from 0955 to 1555 from Fort Kinnaird.

This will now become the new standard timetable which we aim to keep in place for the foreseeable future. Timetables are available on our website and printed versions are now on our buses.

End of Free NHS Travel Offer

We have offered free travel to NHS Workers since 1st April, as a thank you during the COVID-19 outbreak, but as we move out of lockdown and into the 'New Normal' this offer will come to an end after 4 months on 31st July.

Service 109 Introduction

**New Service from Monday 10th August 2020**
We are introducing a new service to provide a link between Humbie, East Saltoun, Pencaitland, New Winton, Elphinstone, Tranent and Macmerry to the East Lothian Community Hospital and Haddington High Street.
Over 90% of 110 journeys are made between Elphinstone and Tranent High Street so most day time 110 journeys will be replaced by 109 journeys which will give the added option of stops at ASDA and ALDI in Tranent as well as a connection to the new Community Hospital in Haddington.
Since the closure of Church Street from January to March, and then COVID restrictions, passenger use of the 110 between Tranent and Prestonpans or Port Seton has reduced to extremely low levels.
Early morning & evening 110 journeys and some 109 journeys are financially supported by East Lothian Council
Click to view 109/110 Timetable

Timetable Updates

**Service Update** From Monday 6th July services 101 and 122 will be reinstated with service 110 returning to a normal Monday to Saturday service
All other services remained unchanged from previous update..

Mandatory Face Coverings

As announced today by the First Minister it will be mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport from Monday 22 June with some exceptions.

Visit - Transport Scotland for more info
Please come prepared and help us look after yourself and others #StayTravelSafe

Timetable Updates

**Service Update** THere will be minor changes to Service 108 from 9th June, all other services remained unchanged from previous update..

Coronavirus Impact

**Service Update** Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday 23rd March we are making changes to most of our bus services. See the attached image for details.

UK Bus Awards 2019

We were extremely proud to win the Top Independent Bus Operator of the year silver award at yesterdays UK Bus Awards in London.
This is the 3rd year in a row we've won the silver after winning gold in 2016. This wouldn't be possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone who works for us, or the amazing support our passengers show us every day.

BPA Free Ticket Rolls

We are always looking at ways to reduce our environmental impact, our latest initative is a new type of ticket roll. Traditional thermal paper uses a chemical known as BPA of which environmental concerns have been raised so we have swapped to ticket rolls which are BPA Free.

UK Bus Awards Finalists

We're immensely proud to be finalists in these prestigious awards for the 4th year in a row.
We will find out if we have been successful on 19th November at the awards in London

Britain in Bloom judging day

It's the day we help Blooming Haddington take the Britain in Bloom judges around our town.
Without doubt the wettest day ever in the 6 years we've done this however the judges loved the town.

New 122 Timetables from Monday 12th August

Due to changes to our Home to School contracts there will be some changes to the 122 Gullane Circle timetable.
The first journey every weekday will now leave Haddington at 0725 terminating at Aberlady. The second journey will start in Drem at 0842 terminating in Haddington.
the 0957, 1057, 1257 and 1357 journeys remain unchanged. Due to poor use and lack of available time the 1457 journey will no longer run.

Click to view 122 Timetable

UK Bus Awards 2018

We're absolutely delighted to have won the Silver award in the Top Independent Operator category at this years UK Bus Awards. The announcement was made on Tuesday 2oth November at The Troxy, a restored art deco cinema, in London.
This award is testament to the hard work and dedication that every member of our team puts in every day to ensure we provide East Lothian with the quality bus services that the travelling public deserve.
We previously won the Silver award last year and the Gold award in 2016 in the same category at our industries premier awards showing an unrivalled level of consistency.
The judges commented "Prentice Coaches bus services have expanded considerably in recent years to the point where the company plays a vital role in it's county's transport infrastructure. Prentice is a forward thinking innovative company that believes in running modern eco-friendly buses, using state of the art ticketing equipment, kept in immaculate condition, and coupled with an old fashioned customer care ethos delivered by staff who take immense pride in delivering 21st century transport to their community."

Award Winners

118 - A new bus route for East Lothian

We are delighted to announce that we are launching a brand new route on Monday 29th October. The 118 will provide a direct connection from Longniddry, Seton Sands, Port Seton & Prestonpans to Fort Kinnaird retail park.
It will also provide a new link along Macbeth Moir Road and Pinkie Road to the retail park as well as replacing the soon to be withdrawn Tesco T2 service between The Loan in Wallyford and the Musselburgh Store.

118 Timetable