Borders Railway times & fares

Transport Scotland have released the timetable and fares for the Borders Railway to mixed reviews.

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Borders Railway fares split the region

It's been 45 years since trains travelled through the Scottish Borders.

But now the Borders Railway has moved another step closer in the minds of the people who may use it, after timetables and train fares were released.

The line won't be open for business until next year, but that hasn't stopped Transport Scotland from revealing journey details, to a mixed reaction from potential passengers, as Jenny Longden reports.

Mixed reviews for Borders Railway fares

There's been a mixed response to the timetable and fares released for the Borders Railway.

Transport Scotland say passengers will be able to travel from the Borders to Edinburgh for less than £10 each way, and in under an hour.

Some people think the £15.70 return ticket price is too expensive. Campaign for Borders Rail say it's reasonable, and the train times will suit everyone.

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Border railway prices and timetable unveiled

The timetable and ticket prices for the new Border Railway have been revealed.

Transport Scotland says that the plans should mean that passengers can travel end-to-end on the new line for under £10. Trains will run from 5.20am until almost 1am.

A ticket from Tweedbank to Edinburgh will cost £9.80. From Galashiels, the ticket will cost £9.10, and from Stow it will be £7.70.

The first train leaves Tweedbank at 5.20am and the last train leaving Edinburgh will be at 11:54pm, arriving in at Tweedbank at 12.52am.

The railway is expected to be completed by summer 2015. You can see more information here.

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