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Borders Railway fares and times revealed

Lothianbridge viaduct, which will seen carry trains

Lothianbridge viaduct, which will seen carry trains

 

Transport Scotland has revealed the preferred service timetables and fares structures for the new Borders Railway.

While both are still subject to agreement of the industry, it should mean that passengers will be able to travel end-to-end on the new Borders Railway for less than £10 and from 5.20am until almost 1am.

Services will operate every half hour during the day and every hour in the evenings and on Sundays.

The anytime single price to Edinburgh Waverly will be £5.20 from Gorebridge, £4.60 from Newtongrange, £4.30 from Eskbank and £3.20 from Shawfair.

As for shoppers wanting to hop on the train to Fort Kinnaird, fares for Newcraighall train station are priced at £3.80 from Gorebridge, £3.10 from Newtongrange, £2.60 from Eskbank and £1.10 from Shawfair.

The first service from Tweedbank is at 5:20am during the week and will connect into the 6:25am East Coast service from Edinburgh arriving at London Kings Cross at 10:51 creating a total journey time from Tweedbank to London in around five and a half hours.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “The Borders Railway will serve a huge cross section of society from the daily commuter starting a new job in the capital to the tourist at the Edinburgh Festival wanting to visit the great Scottish countryside.

“Our fares structure and timetable will ensure that the train will be an attractive travel option for them, allowing them to go end-to-end in less than an hour and for under £10.”

The last train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank leaves at 11.54pm on weekdays, 11.55pm on Saturdays and 11.11pm on Sundays.

Weekly season tickets will cover seven days for the price of four with Waverly to Tweedbank costing £62.80 a week. An anytime return ticket from end to end of the route will cost £15.70.

See the full details here

 

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