Please see below details of our up and coming network changes which will take effect from 12 and 14 May 2018. The changes are designed to meet customer demand and maintain service reliability.
The below also includes details of service changes on routes operated by Borders Buses on behalf of Scottish Borders Council.
Service 54 (operated by Borders Buses on behalf of Scottish Borders Council)
To compliment service 74 (see below), changes will be made to the operating times of service 54; Galashiels to Balmoral Road. New bus times will commence on Monday 14 May 2018. New service 54 timetable available for download from our timetables page.
Service 71; Galashiels to Melrose via Langlee will be withdrawn. The last day of operation will be Saturday 12 May 2018. Unfortunately, there has been little demand for this bus service.
We appreciate some customers will be disappointed by this decision. However, we would ask them to recognise we cannot allocate resources to services that are poorly used. To ensure we maintain a bus service in Langlee the route of service 74 has been amended.
Service 72 (operated by Borders Buses on behalf of Scottish Borders Council)
On Sunday 13 May 2018, Scottish Borders Council will withdraw its service 72; Melrose to Bannerfield via Borders General Hospital (BGH).
We would like to assure customers journeys to the above locations can still be made by traveling on service X95 (Edinburgh to Carlisle via Hawick and Galashiels) and 73 (Galashiels to Bannerfield). Both routes will allow connections at Galashiels Transport Interchange for forward travel to BGH.
From Sunday 20 May, service 73 will run five journeys each way between Selkirk Bannerfield and Galashiels for connections to and from the BGH. For alternative bus services please see below timetables:
Through tickets for Selkirk/Hawick to BGH will be available from either service 73 and X95.
The new service 73 timetable is available for download from our timetables page.
Tickets between Selkirk and Borders General Hospital:
Tickets between Hawick and Borders General Hospital:
Borders Buses app tickets*:
24 Hour £7.99
*Travel across the full network, no exceptions. Day and Weekly offer unlimited travel.
From Sunday 20 May, service 73 will run five journeys each way between Selkirk Bannerfield and Galashiels for connections to and from the BGH. The Sunday service is operated on behalf of Scottish Borders Council.
Service 74 (operated by Borders Buses on behalf of Scottish Borders Council)
From Monday 14 May, service 74 shall depart the Galashiels Transport Interchange via Currie Road ASDA, Netherdale to Queen Elizabeth Square.
Two routes will be operated, one via Huddersfield street/Borders College and the other via Tweed Road, Currie Road ASDA and Netherdale to Queen Elizabeth Square. This will be alternate hourly service between 0800 – 1700 Monday – Saturday.
The new service 74 timetable is available for download from our timetables page.
Please note: Lowood Bridge re-opens at the beginning of June and service 60, 67 and 68 would revert to its normal route between Galashiels – Langlee – Melrose via Borders General Hospital.
Changes to the Peebles section of service X70 will take effect from Monday 14 May. To maintain reliability, meet demand and tackle congestion issues (mainly parked cars), service X70 will now only serve Whitehaugh Park and East Gate.
lowood bridge 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 at the beginning 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.
Download poster here.
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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