Lowood Bridge new restrictions
Due to road restrictions on Lowood Bridge, the following services will be required to follow the local diversion. Road diversion will be in place till the end of June 2018.
Services 60, 61, 67 and 68
These services will operate from Borders General Hospital (BGH) via A6091 to Kingsknowes roundabout then Abbotsford road, Braw Lads Brae for Currie road to re-join normal route to Galashiels Transport Interchange. Services 60, 67 and 68 will operate via Tweedbank industrial Estate.
From Galashiels to BGH, these services will operate the above route in reverse except between the times of 0515 and 0800 Monday to Saturday when these services will operate from Galashiels transport Interchange via Langlee, Winston road, Tweed road, Abbotsford road for BGH.
On request only, services 60, 67 and 68 will operate via Tweedbank industrial Estate.
Service 60 will now depart Galashiels Interchange at 07:55 instead of 08:00 due to Lowood Bridge closure.
Service 67 will now depart Galashiels Interchange at 06:55 instead of 07:00.
Service 67 will now depart Galashiels Interchange at 1730 instead of 1725.
This service will operate from Galashiels to Melrose via Winston Road, Tweed Road, A6091 to BGH with Queen Elizabeth Square being served in both directions.
To maintain service reliability, unfortunately this service will not operate via Paton Street and Bank Street for the transport interchange.
This service will operate from BGH via A6091 to Kingsknowes then via Tweed road, Winston road for normal route to Galashiels.
Borders Buses apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
For further information regarding other services please visit the following links.
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Borders General Hospital road works
From 05 February - duration seven weeks
Due to road works at Borders General Hospital junction with A6091. delays on service 60, 67, 68, 71, 72 and X62 may be expected.
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investment programme sTEERS IN A GREENER DIRECTION
As part of our ongoing vehicle evaluation programme we have introduced the UKs first hybrid coach to its network.
The Irizar i4H is the first coach in the UK to have class II hybrid technology for short to medium distance trips. The vehicle is designed to reduce fuel consumption by more than 20%, resulting in reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and improvements in local air quality.
Operating by using a combination of traditional diesel, technology and in some parts electric, the vehicle is one of several demonstrator vehicles currently being tested across the network.
The Irizar i4H, is on trial for four weeks and will initially operate on the Edinburgh to Galashiels section of the X95 Edinburgh to Carlisle route.
Roadworks: Leith St, Edinburgh
Due to major roadworks on Leith Street, we are currently experiencing delays at peak-time travel.
The roadworks will be in place till the summer of next year, we are currently monitoring the area with the aim of implementing a solution to address this matter.
It is important to understand some factors are out with our control and may have an impact on our services despite the continuous efforts of our operational teams.
We thank you in advance for your patience.
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