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A7 closure: Hawick to Selkirk

1 week ago Sat 5th Oct 2019

A7 Closure:  Hawick to Selkirk

Our service X95 will be temporarily re-routed during the A7 closures from Thursday 17 October to Wednesday 30 October 2019.

From Thursday 17 October to Wednesday 30 October, essential maintenance work shall take place on the A7 carriageway between Hawick and Selkirk. 

The work will result in a combination of overnight and weekend closures and will impact heavily on the timings of service X95.

During the closures we have re-routed service X95. Whilst the re-routing of the service is designed to keep our buses moving during the works, we must highlight delays to our bus times are expected. 

To track your bus during the disruptions please visit bordersbuses.co.uk or download the Borders Buses app.

Phase one (Thursday 17 October - Tuesday 22 October)

Overnight closures from 8pm until 6am will take place on the evenings of Thursday 17 October and Monday 21 October. A full-time weekend closure will be in effect from 8pm on Friday 18 October until 6am on Monday 21 October.

Phase two (Thursday 24 October - Wednesday 30 October)

Overnight closures from 8pm until 6am will take place on the evenings of Thursday 24 October, Monday 28 October and Tuesday 29 October. A full-time weekend closure is required from 8pm on Friday 25 October until 6am on Monday 28 October.

For closures Monday to Friday - the first journey from Mart street, Hawick at 0501 will divert via A698, A68 to St Boswells then A699 to Selkirk for normal route to Galashiels. This will add approx. 10-15 minutes to the journey. 

Journeys after 1955 from Galashiels and 2046 from Hawick will divert via Selkirk and operate via A699 to St Boswells and then A68 and A698 to Mart street, Hawick. This will add approx. 15-20 mins to the journey. 

Diversion maps. On weekdays the X95 will divert from Selkirk to St Boswells and around to Hawick to resume normal route. On weekends the X95 will divert at Galashiels to St Boswells and around to Hawick to resume normal journey. At weekends a shuttle will operate Galashiels to SelkirkShuttle will come down A7 from Galashiels to Market Place, Selkirk via Bleachfield Road and Scotts Place. It will go back up towards Galashiels via Ettrick Terrace.

For closure during both weekends - to minimise disruption, the X95 will not serve Selkirk. Instead it will follow an alternative route via A6091, A68 and A698 to Hawick and will operate non-stop between Kingsknowe roundabout and Hawick Mart street. This will add approx. 5-10 minutes to journeys. 

Shuttle bus - for customers travelling to Selkirk, we are operating a shuttle bus between Galashiels and Selkirk. For connections between Selkirk and Hawick customers will travel via Galashiels Transport Interchange for onward travel. 

The shuttle will operate hourly over the weekend. On Saturdays this will be complimented by service 73’s half hourly service. 

Where to board the shuttle bus -  from Galashiels Transport Interchange customers can board and alight from Stance 2. In Selkirk customers board at Market Square - X95 (northbound) bus stop. All bus stops on the normal X95 route in Selkirk will be served. The shuttle is not a free bus, it is an addition of the X95. Normal fares apply.

For the most up to date information, download the Borders Buses app or use the online journey planner. Simply put in your journey details and amended route information will be displayed.

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