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Galashiels, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Firstly the ticket people in the train are the most helpful I've ever encountered on a train. Happy to advise and ensure you get the best deal for a ticket. The train sadly at times can be overcrowded and usually only has 2 carriages. Train...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I decided to take this train line down to Tweedbank, and then travel on to Melrose. It was the best decision I ever made, as it was inexpensive, comfortable, and had an amazing view. The time passed so quickly, and I can't wait to ride...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery but could not enjoy it. Boarded train in Edinburgh and had to stand for half of the journey to Galashiels as only two carriages provided and both were full to capacity. It was hot and uncomfortable and definitely not worth the fare.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank choral2018
Reviewed 19 July 2018 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank John S
Reviewed 9 July 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank brawlad321
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AScottishHeart
Reviewed 25 June 2018 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 👍

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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