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Apr 2017


Closure of Kings Road, Longniddry

We have just been informed that due to infrastructre works on Kings Road Longniddry the 111 will be unable to serve that section of the route, highlighted in yellow, and will instead have to use the A198, marked in red, instead until the works are completed.
We apologise for any inconvienence caused.

Apr 2017


108 Fares Revision

From Monday 17th April we are revising our fares from Haddington to Musselburgh and Fort Kinnaird.
Haddington to Musselburgh Adult fare reduced from 3.00 to 2.60
Haddington to Fort Kinnaird Adult Fare reduced from 3.50 to 3.20
All other fares will remain the same as they already offer the best value travel within East Lothian.

108 Fares Statement- Click to download

Apr 2017


Bus services at Easter

We will be running a standard timetable over the Easter weekend, as we always do, as we know many of our passengers are still working normally.

Apr 2017


Paper Tickets for Concessionary Passengers

As part of our process to reduce of environmental impact we have decided that from Monday 10th of April 2017 we will no longer issue paper tickets to concessionary pass holders.

Passengers will still be required to tell the driver their destination as this is recorded for reimbursement and information purposes. We hope our passengers understand that this decision will help to further reduce our carbon footprint.

Mar 2017


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

Mar 2017


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.

RNIB Scotland Bus Charter - Click to download

Jan 2017


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.

Jan 2017


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.

Jan 2017


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.

Dec 2016


Merry Christmas

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.

Dec 2016


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.

Dec 2016


Christmas Timetable

Our Christmas and New Year timetable

Nov 2016


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.

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