Snub threat to Borders Railway

The Borders Railway line is expected to be launched in September this year
The Borders Railway line is expected to be launched in September this year

Pensioners are threatening to boycott the Borders Railway service after it was confirmed that Midlothian Council will not be offering concessions.

Unlike East and West Lothian, where the over-60s and disabled receive discounts such as half-price travel on local lines, senior citizens and those who are registered disabled in Midlothian will be asked to pay full-price fares when the new service is launched in September.

Support groups have been quick to condemn the decision.

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