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Waverley Line

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Address: Galashiels, Scotland

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Journey through beautiful countryside

So lucky that the railway has come to Galashiels and the borders; the train is very sociable where people talk to each other😀 We use the train more than once a month to travel to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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141 reviews
88 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No surprise this fabulous railway has carried one million passengers since its September 2015 rebirth. Scandalously, the Borders had been without any sort of rail connection since 1969, when the Waverley Route closed. I opted for a journey on the (so-called) Borders Railway's scenic southern section, between Gorebridge and Tweedbank. The relatively dull northern segment threads suburban Edinburgh. The Gorebridge-Tweedbank... More 

Thank Andrew G
scottish borders
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So lucky that the railway has come to Galashiels and the borders; the train is very sociable where people talk to each other😀 We use the train more than once a month to travel to Edinburgh and beyond. I have had frustrating experiences on crowded trains but that is definately not regular for us; usually we can find seats together.... More 

Thank timmymum
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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585 reviews
277 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have travelled on this line several times and the most recent was the Sunday 'Royal Scot' steam train charter service. The carriages and locomotive were provided by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society based at Bo'ness and the whole experience was a delight with comfortable seating, a restaurant car for served breakfasts and a buffet car for coffee and snacks,... More 

Thank Rossergruffydd
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast service between the Borders and Edinburgh. Can get very busy at times particularly as many of the trains are only two carriages but still a much better option than travelling by bus. Excellent Interchange in Galashiels for onward travel etc. nice to have an alternative to the bus or car.

Thank Carol S
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261 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled from Edinburgh on the Royal Scot steam train to celebrate the first birthday of the new line. The train frightened all the animals in the fields who ran away from us as we passed. The train, which was very smooth, arrived in Tweedbank exactly on time and arrived back in Edinburgh ten minutes early.

1 Thank scotworldtraveller
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have used the train fairly often and have been disappointed more than once! One day seven trains were cancelled and friends who had visited us for the day couldn't get home by train as the last one had been cancelled without warning! ( we had to drive them to Edinburgh - just as well we were sober!) On a... More 

1 Thank Nancy M
Galashiels, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Live that we have a train link!It can get a bit crowded at busy times. Hoping that three carriages will becone the norm

Thank Liz D
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

The evening of the 25th July from Edinburgh to Tweedbank was good - a three coach diesel and seats for everyone - lovely views after leaving the city right through to Galashiels. Next day coming back....the 0932 was cancelled and when the 1003 to Edinburgh arrived at Galashiels, it turned out to be just two coaches and ALL seats taken.... More 

1 Thank doversole
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Try the grapevine or the the silver star Chinese - both right by the train station. Fantastic food and value for money - have a train trip!

Thank Robyn4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

It's great to have a railway to Galashiels and it's a beautiful run to and from Waverley Station. But before everyone gets too misty-eyed about the restoration of an artery that should never have been closed in the first place, perhaps a few warnings are appropriate. The first is that the service, about a year after the re-opening, is not... More 

Thank John S

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