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Hundreds sign petition against Scottish Borders bus cuts

Bus routes are under threat. Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of people have signed a petition against proposed cuts to bus routes in the Scottish Borders.

First Group is considering cutting eleven routes fully, and reducing one other service, in order to focus its resources on other areas.

The petition was set up by Michael Grieve, and a statement on the petition website calls the routes "vital lifelines".

The removal of the town services in Hawick and Peebles will mean that many older residents in these towns will miss out on links with other parts of the town and the wider Borders if these services are removed.

The removal of the College bus service from Hawick to Galashiels will mean that young people from Hawick may miss out on training courses at Borders College which would help improve there education and life.

The other services that are being cut will mean that those places lose their vital link and their elderly resident lose out too.

– Petition website

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