Updates

Bike friendly departures

You can now track your bike friendly bus live on the Borders Buses app πŸ˜„. Simply click the bus on our live map and bike friendly buses will say 'BIKE' after the vehicle registration. Download our app from the App Store and Google Play.
 
Bike friendly departures on the X62 Saturday 20 April 2019*:
 πŸš΄β€β™‚️0555 Galashiels - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ0750 Edinburgh - Melrose
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ0830 Galashiels - Melrose
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ0900 Melrose - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ0955 Galashiels - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1030 Melrose - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1150 Edinburgh - Melrose
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1220 Edinburgh - Melrose
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1320 Edinburgh - Melrose
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1430 Melrose - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1500 Melrose - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1600 Melrose - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1730 Edinburgh - Melrose
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1800 Edinburgh - Galashiels
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1900 Edinburgh - Galashiels
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ2015 Melrose - Galashiels
 
Bike friendly departures on the X62 Sunday 21 April 2019*:
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ0820 Galashiels - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1020 Galashiels - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1030 Edinburgh - Galashiels
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1120 Galashiels - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1230 Edinburgh - Galashiels
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1320 Galashiels - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1330 Edinburgh - Galashiels
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1520 Galashiels - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1530 Edinburgh - Galashiels
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1620 Galashiels - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1730 Edinburgh - Galashiels
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ1825 Galashiels - Edinburgh
πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ1830 Edinburgh - Galashiels
πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ2030 Edinburgh - Galashiels
 
 *We are a glass half full kind of team, however we would like to stress today is day one and although we are 99.9% confident the service will operate all journeys like a dream.....we cannot guarantee teething issues...🀞

 

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈX62 BIKE FRIENDLY UPDATE πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ (19 April 2019)

πŸš΅β€β™€οΈπŸš΅β€β™‚οΈThis is a new world for us folks so we value your feedback via the app re: the service.πŸš΅β€β™€οΈπŸš΅β€β™‚οΈ

We are scheduled to operate the following bike friendly journeys*:

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈDep Galashiels-Edinburgh 0555

πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈDep Edinburgh -Melrose 0750

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈDep Melrose-Edinburgh 1030

πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈDep Edinburgh-Melrose 1320

πŸš΄β€β™€οΈDep Melrose-Edinburgh 1600

πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ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 β€œThe 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!

β€œWe 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: β€œDoddie 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: β€œMaguires are incredibly proud to have played a part in helping raise awareness for such an important cause. 

β€œI 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.

For more info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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.

60

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.

67

Monday to Friday
1620 will depart at 1615 from Galashiels, Borders College 1622 resuming normal timetable from BGH.

Saturday
2300 departure from Galashiels will operate via Langlee and Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass resuming normal timetable from Tweedbank at 2317.

Sunday
2115 will depart 2110 and operate via Langlee and Lowood bridge, A6091 Tweedbank bypass resuming normal timetable from Tweedbank at 2123.

68

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.

314

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.

Friday only
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.

X62

Monday to Friday
Present Revised
0628     0625
0718     0715
0807     0805
0907     0905

Saturday
Present Revised
0603     0600
0708     0705
0808     0805
0834     0830

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.

Β£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 Β£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,  Β£7.99 unlimited Day or Β£4.50 single.

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