Service update - 19 january (09:30)
Heriot, Halyrude, Eddleston, Priorsford, Kingsland Primary Schools, Peebles High School will be CLOSED, this means the following services will not operate today:
S03 – Gordon Arms - Selkirk
P01 - Cardrona - Peebles High School
P02 - Cardrona - Peebles High School
P32 – Traquair - Peebles High School
All other Borders Buses services are operating, however due to bad weather and poor conditions on the roads, delays and in some cases cancellations and curtailments are expected. For all up-to-date info please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
APP PILOT LAUNCH
Great news, the pilot for our Borders Buses app began on Monday 15 January.
The pilot will fully launch to EVERYONE from Monday 22 January.
Just under 100 users will be testing the app across the network. Currently the tickets available include a single £4.50, Day £7.99 and Weekly £39.99. All of which are purchased from the app. The tickets offer full travel across the whole network – no exceptions.
We are currently testing a small ticket range and will look to expand our offering for the official launch. More details to follow.
Our Borders Buses app will allow you to plan journeys (via Google journey planner), track journeys (via our real-time tracking system) and buy tickets. The app has built in QR Codes so customers MUST scan and go to travel.
VEHICLES DESIGNED TO SUIT YOU
At Borders Buses we want to deliver a bus service which meets your travel requirements and will continue to trial a range of vehicles across the network. We are currently operating a Plaxton Leopard coach on the Carlisle – Galashiels section of X95 and a Mercedes Citaro on the Galashiels – Edinburgh end. If you travel on this route we’d love to hear your thoughts on the vehicles (ease of boarding, comfort and smoothness of journey).
From February we are pleased to be introducing an Irizar i4, the first hybrid coach in the UK. More details to follow.
BARC COACH HIRE
Borders Buses now operates the following services (previously operated by BARC Coach Hire)
- 54 Galashiels - Balmoral Road
- 74 Galashiels - Netherdale
- 90 Peebles - Eastgate
- 91 Peebles - Biggar
- 93 Peebles - West Linton
- P32 Peebles High School - Traquair
The services will operate as normal and NO changes will be made to current timetables.
Please note: Borders Buses has acquired the services and not BARC Coach Hire.
For information regarding all bus service please visit our timetable page.
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.
How Do I Contact Borders Buses?
Contact Number - 01896 754 350 (Galashiels) or 01289 308719 (Berwick)
Facebook - BordersBuses
Twitter - @BordersBuses