Lothian Buses announce timetable changes as part of Trams to Newhaven project

Earlier this week we told you about the City of Edinburgh Councils Trams to Newhaven project beginning main constructions works.

Linked to these works, and the Lothian Buses response to the Covid-19 national health emergency, they are introducing a raft of timetable & route changes from Sunday 21 June 2020

Buses which serve the greater Leith area with changes to their timetable and / or routes  are:  1, 7, 34, 11, 14, 16, 21, 22, 25, 35 and 49.

Whilst some are attributed to their Covid-19 response Lothian Buses also make clear a number of changes are due to the Trams to Newhaven Project.

Information on their website says;

Lothian has announced changes to its network as work is set to begin on Leith Walk for the next stage of the Trams to Newhaven project.

The Leith Walk corridor will see significant traffic management put in place from Saturday 20 June 2020, resulting in diversions to all bus services in this area. The main daytime services affected include the 7, 11, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49, which will follow different routes on journeys towards Leith.

Services 7, 14, 16, 22, 25 and 49 towards Leith will be diverted via London Road and Easter Road. Citybound journeys will continue to serve their normal route up Leith Walk.

Service 11 towards Ocean Terminal will be diverted via Annandale Street, Bellevue Road, McDonald Road and Broughton Road. Citybound journeys will continue to serve their normal route on Pilrig Street and Leith Walk.


Full information can be found on the Lothian Buses website by clicking here.


Coronavirus updates

As a Community Council we have taken the decision not to provide, or attempt to provide, rolling updates on the current Coronavirus situation.

As a group of volunteers we lack the time to be able to gather & share the numerous updates published each day by a variety of organisations. We are very keen to avoid circulating information that may be incomplete or no longer applicable.

Instead, we will provide very local updates as usual such as Leith Festival being postponed, or our meetings being cancelled.

But, for regular updates on the wider Coronavirus situation in our city or country we would direct you to the following sources of information, which are updated regularly;


You may also wish to view the following websites, although they do not have dedicated Coronarivus pages / sections, may provide useful information such as travel arrangements etc;