Screen-Shot-2013-11-20-at-16.44.42Lothian Buses is one of the few remaining municipal bus fleet operations in the uk, and is certainly the largest, with well over 700 vehicles in the fleet.

A municipal bus operator is one which is owned by local government. This used to be the standard way things were done, but most of these traditional bus operations vanished after deregulation in 1986, with many local operators being swallowed up by ‘The Big Five’ bus companies which now dominate bus services across the country.

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