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Relief For Stranded Residents

Residents who have been affected by resurfacing works on Rullion Road are to be offered a free taxi service.

Disabled, elderly and frail members of the community in Deanburn will be offered a free lift into Penicuik Town Centre as Midlothian Council announce a partnership with Penicuik Taxis.

The new initiative will allow those who have been stranded in Deanburn, since Lothian changed to a new temporary one way system last week, to rejoin the bus network. This route (which can be viewed here) has placed a large section of West Penicuik’s bus stop network out of action, including all northbound stops on Rullion Road and every bus stop in the Deanburn area.

Penicuik Taxis will be operating the free to use service between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. Seats must be booked in advance by telephoning 01968 679600. However if you are travelling during peak times, there is a possibility that multiple residents from the area will be grouped together before being transported to the town centre, Tesco and everywhere in between.

Able-bodied residents are being asked to walk to the nearest operational bus stop, either on Rullion Road or on the A701.

The service will be removed in approximately six weeks time when Lothian resumes their timetabled service.