First Team Regular
Jul 10, 2019, 7:28 AM
Location: A Wee Toon in the Scottish Borders
When I first started seeing my partner who lives in the Scottish Borders I investigated rail travel as it was 340ish miles away
I could walk to Yate train station but the nearest I could get to her place by train was Berwick , 35 miles away or Carlisle 50 miles away.
The cost of tickets was well over £200 return and some of the journeys were 13 hrs with 1 or 2 changes and then my partner would have had to collect me and deliver me back to the station.
Both flying and driving was quicker, cheaper and more convenient.
In the end I moved up to Scotland!
Long distance Rail travel is long winded and exorbitant with many parts of the UK unconnected..
I occasionally use the Borders railway to and from Edinburgh.........There are rarely enough carriages and the station is over 10 miles away but it's only a tenner return and quite convenient as it terminates at Waverley station......... Apparantly, during the week there are often cancellations.
The Borders railway needs extending down through Hawick down to Carlisle and there are plans for a feasability study funded by the UK Government ( SNP aren't that bothered, apparantly)
(This post was edited by Yatesman on Jul 10, 2019, 7:30 AM)