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Waverley Line

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Address: Galashiels, Scotland

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Living in the Scottish Borders we waited for the opening novelty to wear off before trying it. Pretty good value for money for a day out in Edinburgh. The parking at the Tweedbank... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Living in the Scottish Borders we waited for the opening novelty to wear off before trying it. Pretty good value for money for a day out in Edinburgh. The parking at the Tweedbank station is reasonably plentiful and free. We went at 10am so missed the commuter rush and there were still parking spaces. There is currently no toilet at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must suit all categories of people. Particularly us who are retired. No busy lunatic road to travel to Edinburgh, with almost impossible parking when you get there. Attractive scenic route which lends itself to social contact with other travellers. Easy access to main shopping and restaurants when you get there bang in City Centre. Similarly easy access to the Scottish... More 

Thank 895jackt
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very picturesque line for travelling on and we are so pleased it has returned. The only issue is some overcrowding during commuter times and at weekends. More carriages please. Cannot wait until it extends south, the sooner the better.

Thank stf1973
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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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279 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 bubbles 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

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