Borders Buses is responding to demand by increasing the frequency of a key service.

Wednesday June 7th 2023

Borders Buses X62

Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Paul Kelly

Borders Buses is responding to demand by increasing the frequency of a key service.

The X62 operates to and from Galashiels to Edinburgh, via Innerleithen, Peebles and Penicuik.

From Monday, July 3, it will increase from hourly to half hourly on Saturdays. It currently operates every 30 minutes Monday to Friday.

Improvements to other routes are expected to be introduced later in the summer, meeting a steady demand from pockets of the network.

A customer survey will also be launched by the bus company later in the month to capture feedback for future service improvements.

Lee Young, operations manager at Borders Buses, said: “We are pleased to be improving the frequency of our Saturday service on the X62 and hope our customers make full use of the added journeys.

“It’s been challenging times for our business and industry, mainly down to driver shortages and the uncertainty over demand for bus travel. Thankfully due to our ongoing recruitment campaign we now have more drivers on-board and are now able to start introducing more frequency to parts of the bus network where we are experiencing continuous demand for bus travel.

“We will also be launching a customer survey to better understand our customers travel requirements and would encourage our bus users to get involved as it will play a part in how we shape the bus network.”

Christine Grahame MSP added: “I am pleased to learn of these improvements and note that others are on the way. I encourage all who have concessionary passes to make use of them particularly the over 60s who for good reason during Covid may have lost the habit of bus travel.

“Each time you use your concessionary pass it supports the bus service and the more use the more likely an increased bus service.”

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