Evening bus services to resume after antisocial attacks

Lothian Buses, Lothian Country and East Coast Buses suspended their evening services on Wednesday night.

Evening bus services to resume after antisocial attacks Website

Lothian Buses has resumed all evening services after suspending them for a night following months of antisocial behaviour in Edinburgh.

All services on Lothian Buses, Lothian Country and East Coast Buses were stopped from 7.30pm on Wednesday. NightBus services continued as normal.

The decision came after a number of buses were targeted by vandals on Monday evening, with large stones thrown at their windows.

The police warned such incidents could lead to “serious injury or even death” and have charged 18 people in connection with a spree of alleged antisocial behaviour through Operation Proust.

On Thursday, Lothian Buses confirmed that evening services will resume with increased police presence on the ground.

Sarah Boyd, Lothian Buses’ operations director, said: “Lothian remain committed to supporting local communities and those keyworkers that require travel during these difficult times.

“Despite a small number of antisocial incidents last night, all of our evening services will resume tonight as scheduled.

“Working in partnership with Police Scotland, we will continue to monitor services closely and will not hesitate to take any action in any area that record acts of antisocial behaviour directed towards our drivers or our vehicles.

“The support from businesses, stakeholders and our customers has been overwhelming and I would like to thank you all for your understanding and the appreciation you have shown to our drivers.

“After a difficult year, it is heartening to see the city come together to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both our colleagues and our customers.”

If you have any information in relation to the antisocial behaviour, call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.