Whitecraig residents are opposing changes to a local bus route which will leave them “cut off” from medical services in Musselburgh.
Lothian Buses claim “severe traffic congestion” in Musselburgh is forcing them to reroute the number 40.
The service, which passes through Whitecraig on route from Penicuik to Portobello, currently provides a direct link to Musselburgh’s Tesco superstore – and the neighbouring Musselburgh Primary Care Centre.
From Sunday, however, the route will no longer take in Mall Avenue and Olivebank Road, diverting instead along Bridge Street and North High.
It means passengers will have to alight near Musselburgh Police Station, facing a walk of up to 15 minutes from the bus stop to the medical centre.
The move has angered Whitecraig users who say elderly and disabled residents in the village rely on the service to get them to appointments at the medical centre.
They have already contacted local councillor Stuart Currie, who is calling on Lothian Buses and East Lothian Council to work together to resolve the issue.
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