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£3.5 million investment in Borders buses

30 new buses have been introduced to the Borders Credit: West Coast Motors

A new bus service has taken over in the Scottish Borders this week, marking a £3.5 million investment in the transport system.

Borders Buses Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of West Coast Motors, took over First Scotland East’s operations in the region at the weekend.

The money will be used to invest in 30 new vehicles, ticketing systems and real time information for customers.

“Our investment is a clear demonstration of our on-going commitment to the Borders and beyond, and we look forward to expanding our bus network to serve new and existing customers.

– Colin Craig, Managing Director, West Coast Motors

Eventually the buses will be painted red and white in keeping with the parent company's colours.

Bus tickets, excluding First 4 Weekly, will remain the same for the immediate future.