Smarter Travel with East Lothian Council

Who is entitled?

East Lothian Council provides free school transport for pupils who live more than two miles away from their local primary or secondary school.

Working in partnership with the local bus companies and Transport Scotland, East Lothian Council have moved from paper ‘show and go’ to SMART ticketing using the Young Scot NEC.

Why East Lothian Council doing this?

  • Improve the process of distributing and handling concessionary school transport for everyone involved.
  • Save money on unused tickets.
  • Provide support to pupils without stigmatization.

How do I do it?

The tickets are managed by East Lothian Council through the Ticketer web-portal.

This allows different tickets to be created per route or for different purposes using ITSO numbers on the Young Scot NEC.

Any more information?

For eligible school pupils, a 190-day school day only pass, operating between the hours of 0730 – 1700, is provided on every Young Scot NEC.

If pupils are not entitled to free transport, Prentice Coaches and Eve Coaches offer a smartcard tickets for pupils living outside of the entitlement areas.

For more information on how to leverage smart card travel for young people travel in your area please contact East Lothian Council, Transport Scotland or Young Scot.