TRAFFIC COMMISSIONER APPROVES OPERATORS LICENCE FOR BO’NESS and AREA COMMUNITY BUS After much waiting and nail-biting we finally received notification this morning that our Bus Service Operators licence has finally been granted. Our small team of trustees have been working tirelessly over the last six months raising funds and preparing our marketing for us obtaining an Operator’s Licence. We have done much since we started operating in May of 2017 when we addressed the fact that commercial operators had abandoned the midday services to Edinburgh. We took up the challenge and introduced the first scheduled Bus Service in Scotland, delivering a regular service between Bo’ness and Edinburgh. On the back of our success, Citylink supplemented our service by diverting the 909 to go via Bo’ness although they miss out the Town centre and the rural communities of Mannerston and Blackness.
Been down at the newly opened Blackness Inn today to make contact with the owner and leave timetables and brochures. Walter is doing a magnificent job promoting our Community Bus to all of his customers. The place was busy with passing trade today for the Castle and the John Muir Way; some people walking from Bo’ness. He has also been serving several foreign tourists who travelled on our bus this week from Edinburgh. Another great partnership arrangement! Pop in for a coffee or something stronger! The Community Bus stops outside the door. And you can walk back or take a later bus. Food is not served yet but will be in a few weeks. Thank you for your hospitality, Walter.
This short film by Firstport Scotland has just been published on YouTube. We are 1 of 4 enterprises covered in the film.