Borders Railway: Online tickets hit by delay

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Tickets for the first trains to run on the new Borders Railway are available to buy online from today, but the correct prices have not been uploaded.

A single from Galashiels to Edinburgh is priced at £27.25 and a return at £31.80 on the ScotRail website.

But the prices quoted are an automated system error. A single is widely expected to cost closer to £10 when it is up and running properly.

A spokesperson for ScotRail said: “We’ve not yet uploaded the fares for the Borders Railway onto our website. We’ll bring this error to the attention of our colleagues at thetrainline.com”

Rail tickets can be made 12 weeks in advance of any planned journey, which means journeys for first Borders Railway trains to run for paying customers, on Sunday September 6, should be available to buy from first thing today.

However, Galashiels is the only new station on the website so far and journeys on Sunday September 6 cost the same as a trip to Edinburgh via Berwick by bus.

The website is selling single journey tickets from Galashiels to Edinburgh for £27.25. An offpeak return is quoted at £31.80 and an anytime return at £42.40.