Borders Buses announces service changes

Borders Buses will be enhancing its bus network from Monday 16 November.

Friday, 13th November 2020, 11:15 am

Borders Buses will be enhancing its bus network from Monday 16 November.

The amends are being introduced to improve connections and some additional Sunday journeys based on expected demand and SBC and customer feedback.

The changes include:

51 – Retiming of journeys to operate every 90 minutes, Monday to Saturday. This ensures connectivity with service 67 and 68 throughout the day.

60 – Three return trips introduced on Sundays between Galashiels, Duns and Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

61 – Provision of some additional journeys and retimed departures to meet customer demand.

Some journeys extended to Oxton following feedback.

67 – Additional running time added to the service following the introduction of 20mph limits.

Connectivity improvements at Galashiels and St Boswells.

68 – Additional running time added to the service following the introduction of 20mph limits.

Connectivity improvements at Galashiels and St Boswells.

69 – Slight adjustment to departure times.

70 – Adjustment of provision to reflect the availability of service 69.

91 – Adjustment to some departures for improved connectivity at Peebles and Biggar.

93 – Adjustment to some departures from Peebles for improved connectivity with service X62.

X62 – Revised departure times to improve connectivity.

X95 – Revised departure times to improve connectivity; Sunday journeys reintroduced; Hawick to Carlisle – three return journeys; Galashiels to Edinburgh – three return journeys

The website and mobile app will be updated shortly with all new journeys and amendments.

To thank staff for their amazing efforts over the past months Borders Buses have taken the decision to not operate Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and January 2. Not many normally travel on this day and Borders Buses feel this year will be even less. Therefore, it feels an easy decision to make to give its teams some well-deserved time with loved ones.

Further information will soon be available for the DRT service.

Christmas service level:

Monday 21 – Saturday service

Tuesday 22 – Saturday Service

Wednesday 23 – Saturday Service

Thursday 24 – Saturday Service

Friday 25 – No Service

Saturday 26 – No Service

Sunday 27 – Normal Service

Monday 28 – Saturday Service

Tuesday 29 – Saturday Service

Wednesday 30 – Saturday Service

Thursday 31 – Saturday Service

Friday 01– No Service

Saturday 02 – No Service

Sunday 03 – Normal Service

Out with these dates a normal service will operate.

The above excludes service X62 and X95, both services will operate to a Saturday timetable, Monday to Saturday and a Sunday service on Sundays.