Bike friendly departures
🚴♀️X62 BIKE FRIENDLY UPDATE 🚴♀️ (19 April 2019)
🚵♀️🚵♂️This is a new world for us folks so we value your feedback via the app re: the service.🚵♀️🚵♂️
We are scheduled to operate the following bike friendly journeys*:
🚴♀️Dep Galashiels-Edinburgh 0555
🚴♂️Dep Edinburgh -Melrose 0750
🚴♀️Dep Melrose-Edinburgh 1030
🚴♂️Dep Edinburgh-Melrose 1320
🚴♀️Dep Melrose-Edinburgh 1600
🚴♂️Dep Edinburgh-Galashiels 1900
Today is Good Friday so service X62 is operating a Saturday service. Download our app to track your journeys https://www.bordersbuses.co.uk/our-app
🐣Easter Service Timetable🐣
We shall operate the following over the Easter period:
Good Friday 19 April 2019
Our X95 X62 70 73 253 235 464 267 B1/B2 services will be running as a Saturday Service.
The following service will be running as a school holiday service -
60 61 67 68 81 51 52 91 93 90a 90b 54 74
No service on the X70.
Easter Monday 22nd April 2019
Our services will be running as normal with the exception of the 253 and B1/B2 services, which will be a school holiday service and no services on the 464 and 267.
We wish all our customers a Happy Easter🐣
The arrival of bike friendly buses
Great news! You can now take your bikes on board some of our X62 buses following our recent investment in bike friendly buses.
The new E400 double deckers accommodates up to two bike bay per vehicle, with two additional bays being added to each vehicle, by the end of May, following your positive feedback.
Designed with commuters, local and touring cyclists in mind the bike friendly service is aimed at minimising car journeys by encouraging motorists to ditch the car and use bike and bus as an alternative and greener way to travel.
We recognise the way we travel is changing and active travel is increasingly becoming a popular choice with people from all walks of life. As a key transport provider, we are committed to continuously tailoring our product offerings to meet those changes in travel demand.
It’s important to highlight one bike friendly bus could potentially take up to 75 cars off the road. With congestion in our towns and cities an ongoing issue it makes sense for commuters to ditch the car in favour of bus and bike.
Other features include free WiFi, comfortable seating and tables, wireless and USB charging points and device friendly seat backs.
The launch of the new vehicles coincides with the introduction of contactless payment across the full Borders Buses network.
To demonstrate how to load bikes on board Borders Buses enlisted local cyclists Colin Cotter, Peebles, and Steven Cooper, Dalkeith, to create a short video. This is available on bus and online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70XoQ8C4NFs&feature=youtu.be
contactless now available
Great news! We now accept contactless payment on all our buses. Simply tap and go.
Jump on the Doddie Bus
We’re delighted to announce we have wrapped one of our double decker vehicles in tartan in support of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, a charity founded by the former rugby star Doddie Weir OBE.
The bus is fully wrapped in the former rugby star’s own tartan and highlights ways to donate to the foundation.
The bus will operate on service X62 Peebles to Edinburgh.
Doddie Weir said “The bus is a real head turner - I love the fact people will be reminded of the foundation and what we are trying to do to help find a cure for MND while traveling through the Borders on the bus!
“We appreciate the efforts of everyone who made this possible and I am looking forward to my first journey.”
Lee Young, operations manager at Borders Buses: “Doddie Weir is one of Scotland’s, if not the UK’s, most recognised and loved rugby personalities and we are delighted to be in a position to offer support in this way.”
The Doddie Bus was designed, and artwork donated by Chris Hannah, creative director at Maguires, a design agency based in Glasgow.
Chris Hannah said: “Maguires are incredibly proud to have played a part in helping raise awareness for such an important cause.
“I saw Doddie play many times during his illustrious career and I really wanted the design of the bus to reflect the impact Doddie had on and off the field - so a bus clad in the official foundation tartan seemed like the perfect fit.”
To donate to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation text Doddie to 70970
B2 - Service withdrawl
Could customers please note from Monday 06 May 2019 we will cease to operate service B2, Berwick town service.
Unfortunately, there has been little demand for the B2 bus route and as a result we have decided to withdraw this service. There will be no journeys offered after Saturday 04 May 2019.
Customers wishing to travel to Berwick can still do so by using service 67, 267 or B1.
Whilst we appreciate some customers will be disappointed by this decision, we would ask you to recognise we simply cannot allocate resources to a such a poorly used bus service.
Galafoot Bridge - Roadworks
Due to the essential refurbishment works on the A6091 at Galafoot Bridge, the following departures on services 60, 67 and 68 from Galashiels Transport Interchange from Monday 04 February 2019 will require minor timetable changes.
Monday to Friday
0800 will depart at 0755 from Galashiels, 0800 from Langlee resuming normal timetable from BGH.
1720 will depart at 1715 from Galashiels, 1720 from Langlee resuming normal timetable from BGH.
Monday to Friday
1620 will depart at 1615 from Galashiels, Borders College 1622 resuming normal timetable from BGH.
2300 departure from Galashiels will operate via Langlee and Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass resuming normal timetable from Tweedbank at 2317.
2115 will depart 2110 and operate via Langlee and Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass resuming normal timetable from Tweedbank at 2123.
Monday to Friday
0805 will depart at 0755 from Galashiels, Tweed road 0800 and operate via Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass resuming normal timetable from Tweedbank at 0815.
Service 69 (Sunday only)
All journeys will depart Galashiels and operate via Langlee, Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass to Tweedbank roundabout for normal timetable.
Journeys from Melrose to Galashiels will operate 3 mins later.
0800 will depart at 0755, 0800 Tweed road for Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass to Tweedbank roundabout to resume normal timetable from Tweedbank Neidpath Court 0816.
Monday to Thursday
1510 will depart 1505, 1510 Tweed road for Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass to Tweedbank roundabout to resume normal timetable from Tweedbank Neidpath Court 1526.
1245 will depart 1240, Tweed road 1245 for Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass to Tweedbank roundabout to resume normal timetable from Tweedbank Neidpath Court 1301.
Monday to Friday
All journeys will operate via Langlee, Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass non-stop to Tweedbank roundabout to resume normal timetable from Tweedbank.
Services from Melrose to Galashiels may be subjected to delays although normal route will be operated.
£2.53 on the 253
Great news for our East Lothian customers, from Monday 13 August - and for a limited period - we are offering a discounted single ticket for customers travelling on service 253, Berwick to Edinburgh via Dunbar and Haddington. The £2.53 promotional single ticket, ONLY available on the Borders Buses App, can be used on the Dunbar – Haddington – Edinburgh section of the route.
Anyone travelling to Edinburgh out with this area is encouraged to purchase the Borders Buses App, value for money, £7.99 unlimited Day or £4.50 single.