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Getting from Edinburgh to Hawick

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Getting from Edinburgh to Hawick

I am having a lot of trouble finding trains to connect the two. Is it possible there are none? Or am I missing a close by place that is serviced by train that I can take and catch a bus to Hawick? I just want to do a day trip over and all I can find are busses that take 3 hours? Is this possible?

Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: Getting from Edinburgh to Hawick

Google "Beeching report"

Dr Beeching ripped up many rural railway lines in the UK in the 1960s, and I think this was a victim.

Try www.travelinescotland.info

I know Iceland does great knitwear. Is that the reason to see Hawick? Otherwise, its not a fantastic day trip! Its a working town, with great woolen industry and a fearsome rugby team.

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2. Re: Getting from Edinburgh to Hawick

The X95 goes from Edinburgh to Hawick in just over 2 hours, but even driving takes about 90 minutes

http://firstborders.co.uk/index.html

Edited: 02 July 2012, 06:48
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3. Re: Getting from Edinburgh to Hawick

they're working on re-opening the railway line, at least as far as Galashiels ... when I went through there earlier this year they were working on the station but I haven't a clue when it's likely to start

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4. Re: Getting from Edinburgh to Hawick

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…Line_restoration

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5. Re: Getting from Edinburgh to Hawick

Hello you willl need to take the x95/95 bus from Edinburgh to Hawick as there is no rail link. Buses run every half hour, for time table go to www.firstgroup.com

Hope this helps

Donna @ The Bank Guest House Hawick

www.thebankno12highst.com

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6. Re: Getting from Edinburgh to Hawick

Thank you all for the info, looks like the bus for me then, just hope it is an pretty journey.

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