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Borders Railway

The return of the Borders Railway was opposed by many but the passenger numbers have shown that it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brawlad321
via mobile
Hassle Free Trip

Ideal hassle free way to get to Edinburgh along a scenic route. Service was on time both ways, but... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Scotty102
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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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Galashiels, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I use this service a bit, but the wifi is the worst I have encountered on any train. And how come, despite spending hundreds of millions on the line, we have the oldest trains with the most uncomfortable seats? At least the view is nice!

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The return of the Borders Railway was opposed by many but the passenger numbers have shown that it was needed and appreciated. The car park is usually full and the number of carriages needs to be improved to provide for the number of passengers, especially...More

Thank brawlad321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Should of Went to Hawick & Carlise. More double track and extend line onto Hawick then Carlise Bring back our railway.

Thank AScottishHeart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train from Edinburgh to Galashiels. It was stress free, great value for money and lots to see for the kids. Highly recommend 👍

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Use the P&R at Tweedbank. A great way to get into Edinburgh stress free. The train was on time and clean.

Thank Lorrain M
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Ideal hassle free way to get to Edinburgh along a scenic route. Service was on time both ways, but does tend to get busier the closer to Edinburgh you get, and vice versa on the way back, train was busy to begin with but the...More

Thank Scotty102
Reviewed 21 December 2017

So before going to Edinburgh, I read a LOT of complaints about this ride. I loved it. It was inexpensive, easy to navigate and the train stop at Galashiels is clean and modern with a friendly barista to recharge my batteries. Yes it has a...More

Thank iwearblack
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The trip from Edinburgh to Tweedbank is a must for anyone visiting the Central Belt. There are many attractions to visit en-route from the mining museum at Newtongrange to Abbotsford in Tweedbank. In addition, in August there are usually steam hauled services on Sundays.

Thank Smiddlet
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

First time on this railway. Train was packed and as I hear it's always packed as they never put enough carriages on. Quickest way to get to central Edinburgh from tweedbank.

Thank cujimeScotland
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely trip on the train yesterday the conductor was the same for the return journey and was very helpful putting the ramp out for us for the wheelchairs even bringing our xmas shopping on for us while we pushed the wheelchairs

Thank Nazera R
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Michelle M
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Response from Billy W | Reviewed this property |
U could leave it but to my knowledge theres no security measures in place. It is legal just no sure as i say on how safe it would be. Theres no sucure parking in or around gala just long stay carpark on gala along past asda... More
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