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Plans to axe unused Borders buses

Plans have been revealed to axe underused Borders bus services.

The proposals from Scottish Borders Council include cancelling several money-losing routes as well as reducing timetables on others. They say some services have low passenger numbers, high running costs and don't meet the needs of communities.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, spokesman for road and infrastructure, told us:

"The number of passengers using the routes is falling and the cost doesn't reflect the usage.

"We need a service that is well used and some are just running empty.

"We are going to look at alternatives as part of the consultation and see what is most cost effective.

"It is the community that use these services so it should be the community that decide their future."

– Cllr Gordon Edgar, spokesman for road and infrastructure, Scottish Borders Council

You can find out more about the planned consultations here.

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