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Borders Railway

Galashiels, Scotland
+44 344 811 0141
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the ramblin rose

Lovely train journey nice clean train up to Edinburgh.However the journey back down to Tweedbank... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lillian C
via mobile
Research into the use and impact of this important new railway

The new railway links the Borders to Edinburgh, and also to itself. It is an economic project with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Galashiels, Scotland
+44 344 811 0141
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely train journey nice clean train up to Edinburgh.However the journey back down to Tweedbank not so good train was filthy .....freight train prob cleaner .could'nt make out one word that was being announced through speakers train old so no information flashing up .. come...More

Thank Lillian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new railway links the Borders to Edinburgh, and also to itself. It is an economic project with connective infrastructure linking and revitalizing communities in beautiful landscapes, with great touristic opportunities, and enriching lots of people's lives with homes jobs, education and healthcare.

Thank NH50
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

You board at Edinburgh Waverley station and sit back and enjoy the magnificent views on both sides. You can get off at Galshields where the town has quite a few different shops including large supermarkets. (Small shops do not open on Sundaus) Or stay on...More

1  Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The old Waverley line - partially reopened. You can travel from Tweedbank midway between Melrose and Galashiels. Very popular with Commuters. There's free parking at Tweedbank too. It's a lovely journey to 'Auld Reekie' for the day. Remember to use off peak trains. We slipped...More

1  Thank EdwardHarker
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Marvellous route, spotless carriages and exactly on time. Wonderful not only that they revived this line but also that it exceeded all expectations economically and from a tourist point of view. A real success story.

1  Thank mark_davie_2000
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The carpets on train are so ingrained with dirt you feel your shoes will get contaminated,no customer service expert a sad dower man taking tickets and looking for people doing a fast one cramped and disgusting ,only to carriages at a time ,nightmare on school...More

Thank campbellmaureen60
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Always get on the 10 o'clock train and never had any problems with it It sometimes gets busy nearer Edinburgh but who cares you've got a seat

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Who would have thought that such an old idea could bring new life and direction to the borders. I have ridden the route maybe 20 times for various reasons and have encountered few issues. One late train, and one delayed on route. The scenery from...More

Thank thebudgettraveller
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

What lovely journey between Edinburgh and tweedbank the views along track are amazing as you head down to the borders why this line was removed years ago and now replaced I will never no

Thank scotsmike1975
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The railway line that goes from Tweedbank to Edinburgh has made commuting to the city easier. There are regular trains that are clean and comfortable. There are stops at Galashiels, Stow and other places en route.

Thank Gilly5
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6 March 2017|
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Response from Billy W | Reviewed this property |
U could leave it but to my knowledge theres no security measures in place. It is legal just no sure as i say on how safe it would be. Theres no sucure parking in or around gala just long stay carpark on gala along past asda... More