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Borders Railway

Galashiels, Scotland
+44 344 811 0141
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Day out

First time on this railway. Train was packed and as I hear it's always packed as they never put... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hawick, United Kingdom
via mobile
Family day out

We had a lovely trip on the train yesterday the conductor was the same for the return journey and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nazera R
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“day trip” (9 reviews)
“off peak” (6 reviews)
Galashiels, Scotland
+44 344 811 0141
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time on this railway. Train was packed and as I hear it's always packed as they never put enough carriages on. Quickest way to get to central Edinburgh from tweedbank.

Thank cujimeScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely trip on the train yesterday the conductor was the same for the return journey and was very helpful putting the ramp out for us for the wheelchairs even bringing our xmas shopping on for us while we pushed the wheelchairs

Thank Nazera R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled to Edinburgh yesterday to catch train to Kirkcaldy. the ticket man was VERY helpful when I asked about trains from Edin on to Kirkcaldy, he took the time to check and gave me several other options - thank you

Thank jacqui r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return from Galashiels to the centre of Edinburgh cost us £10.50 each. We reckon that's pretty good value and of course it made our day in the capital much more relaxing than would have been the case if we'd driven. We caught the 10.34...More

Thank Martin A
Reviewed 19 October 2017 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 6 October 2017 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 27 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 17 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
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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