Changes to the 101 Town Service
We are making some changes to the 101 Haddington Town Service route from Monday 17th April. click here to view the new 101 timetable and routes
Signing the RNIB Bus Charter
This morning we signed up to the RNIB Scotland bus charter.
Afterwards our drivers took part in a 'swap with me' event with Ken Reid a blind ambassador from the organisation. Click the link below to read the charter.
Another Eco-Friendly bus
Our latest Eco-Friendly Enviro 200 about to enter service on our 108 Haddington to Fort Kinnaird route this morning.
It's an Ex-Manufacturers Demonstrator which we had when new in May 2015 and brings the number of 'Low Carbon' model's in our fleet to five, all bought within the last 16 months.
Closure of The Loan, Wallyford
Due to the closure of The Loan in Wallyford it will be nessesary to divert our 108 bus service from Monday 16th. We will be unable to use the sections highlighted in yellow and will use the roads in red instead as marked on the map below.
We apologise for any inconvienence caused.
Happy New Year to all our passengers
We're running a Sunday service today on all our bus services. Normal service resumes on Tuesday 3rd January.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Prentice Coaches
We've had an amazing year, topped off by winning the 'Top Independent Operator' category at the 2016 UK Bus Awards last month.
In 2016 we've added 3 brand new service buses to our fleet, launched a new version of the 108 Haddington to Fort Kinnaird bus service in August after First Bus decided to withdraw from East Lothian and the new 101 Haddington Town Service in early November.
In June we celebrated our 25th Anniversary since we started our business, and our 111 Connecting East Lothian to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary was the runner up in the 'Best Bus Service' category at the Scottish Transport Awards held in Glasgow. We intend continuing to innovate and improve the quality of service we provide our customers in 2017.
We hope all our friends and customers have a good festive period and we look forward to providing the same high standard of service that we have become renowned for next year and beyond.
Hospital Road Diversion 12th to 16th December
Due to the closure of a small section of Hospital Road in Haddington it will be nessesary to divert our 101 and 111 bus services from Monday 12th until Friday 16th December. We will be unable to use the sections highlighted in yellow and will use the roads in red instead as marked on the map below.
Leaving Haddington the buses will turn right at the top of Beechwood Road along Hopetoun Drive, left onto Aberlady Road and then travel in the opposite to normal direction along Davidson Terrace, rejoin Hospital Road and then use Haldane Avenue until back on route at the Aberlady Road roundabout. Buses coming into Haddington will operate in the reverse direction as that described.
This will mean that the bus stops on Hopetoun Drive, Roodlands Hospital and Herdmanflat Hospital will not be able to be served. We will instead stop as close as possible to thoose stops at the areas marked in green on the map below.
We apologise for any inconvienence caused.
Our Christmas and New Year timetable
UK Bus Awards Success
It is with immense pride that we can announce that yesterday at the UK Bus Awards which were held in The Ballroom, South Bank in London and attended by around 700 guests, we won the 'Top Independent Bus Operator of the Year' Gold award.
In addition we won the Bronze Award in the overall 'UK Bus Operator of the Year' category.
This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication our entire team puts into delivering our bus services every day or without the fantastic support our local community have shown us.
The judges made the following comments- We liked this small, but high quality bus operation, not afraid to invest in new vehicles and the latest technology to deliver a better experience for its customers.
Prentice Coaches is a forward thinking innovative company that believes in running modern, eco-friendly buses, kept in immaculate condition, coupled with an old fashioned customer care ethos delivered by staff who take immense pride in delivering 21st century transport to our community.