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Edinburgh to end competition between its tram and bus firms

Public Transport

13 July 2020
Tram-bus: one owner, still rivals
Tram-bus: one owner, still rivals

 

The City of Edinburgh Council plans to end competition between its tram and bus compnaies by creating a single company. 

Municipally-owned Lothian Buses has continued to compete with the Edinburgh Tram on the airport to city centre corridor since tram services were introduced in 2014. 

In the absence of reform, the council believes the competitive tensions between the businesses will worsen when the tram extension to Newhaven in the north of the city opens. The tram route, which is...

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