Bus route changes in Edinburgh City due to long term roadworks


Sunday 3 September 2017 brings the closure of Leith Street in Edinburgh city centre to all traffic, including buses, for 44 weeks [up to July 2018]. This road closure is part of the St James redevelopment which will involve demolition of existing buildings on the west side of Leith Street, then new construction work.

The road closure will have a major impact on many routes in Edinburgh.

Some buses that currently run from the Bridges via Leith Street to Leith Walk will be diverted via Waterloo Place, Regent Road, top of Easter Road and London Road. This includes the 49 route that serves Midlothian.

City centre routes on the Nightbus network will also change as a result of Leith Street closing. Nightbus services will no longer be able to call at the OMNI, or run to Elm Row direct. No Nightbus journeys will be withdrawn. 

New timetable leaflets will be published by Lothian Buses for these services. These will be available via all Midlothian libraries, usually 14 to 10 days before the change date.

This article was published on: Friday, August 11, 2017