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Waverley Line

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Address: Galashiels, Scotland
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A great Line

This is a great line running from the capital to the borders. The view of the landscape is picturesque. I've travelled this journey frequently and quite often it's hard to find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hawick, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great if you don't wanna bus it to the city of Edinburgh. Or further afield. Plenty of customers uses it.

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Thank AScottishHeart
edinburgh
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66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great line running from the capital to the borders. The view of the landscape is picturesque. I've travelled this journey frequently and quite often it's hard to find someone to pay. I'd hate to think they don't think this line pays, it definitely won't if they don't charge. I've travelled to the borders more frequently than usual,... More 

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Thank beastylover
Hawick
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296 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Waverley line from Galashiels to Edinburgh should offer a hassle free way of travelling without parking but, not for the first time, there were only 2 coaches on a Saturday morning a month before Christmas, so the whole journey was spend standing up in the crammed full carriages and, when a traveller in a wheelchair tried to get on... More 

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Thank Douglas552
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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696 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to this run and it's great to see the new track and stations. Some lovely views of Borthwick and Stow. Unfortunately it's old carriages and our one smelled of sickness - such that people vacated the carriage.

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Thank Viewlander
Ayrshire Scotland
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

One of the reasons for going to Gala was to enjoy the train trip on the new Borders Line. We were not disappointed with a leisurely journey enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. Perfect trip

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Thank kawacking
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Comfortable seats and relaxed journey allowing views of the countryside a car driver never sees. Easy way to travel to and from Edinburgh which takes the stress out of the travel. The only issue is the unreliability. I was travelling up to Edinburgh to watch the rugby but had to take the bus because there were 'leaves on the line'.... More 

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Thank mdfalco53
Galashiels, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Picturesque views on the journey if u have been able to get a seat. Very poor and under estimation how many people would use the train. It's a welcome addition to the border's but not enough seats or carts. No good if u have kids and can't get a seat especially for their safety. People visiting the border's an go... More 

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Thank Billy W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Living in the Scottish Borders we waited for the opening novelty to wear off before trying it. Pretty good value for money for a day out in Edinburgh. The parking at the Tweedbank station is reasonably plentiful and free. We went at 10am so missed the commuter rush and there were still parking spaces. There is currently no toilet at... More 

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Thank tomtlithgow
Sliema
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Must suit all categories of people. Particularly us who are retired. No busy lunatic road to travel to Edinburgh, with almost impossible parking when you get there. Attractive scenic route which lends itself to social contact with other travellers. Easy access to main shopping and restaurants when you get there bang in City Centre. Similarly easy access to the Scottish... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A very picturesque line for travelling on and we are so pleased it has returned. The only issue is some overcrowding during commuter times and at weekends. More carriages please. Cannot wait until it extends south, the sooner the better.

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