Borders Buses takes over services from BARC Coach Hire

Earlier in the year, I wrote a post regarding the creation of Borders Buses to replace First’s operations in the Scottish Borders and those of Perryman’s Buses. The parent company, West Coast Motors, is also taking over services operator by another company, BARC Coach Hire of Peebles, to add to the strength of its holding that straddles the Scotland-England border. This means that Borders Buses will operate the following services from 2018-01-03:

54 Galashiels – Balmoral Road

74 Galashiels – Netherdale

90 Peebles – Eastgate

91 Peebles – Biggar

93 Peebles – West Linton

P32 Peebles High School – Traquair

Of these, only service 91 has seen my patronage and that was a result of my walking the John Buchan Way from Peebles to Broughton on Easter Monday of this year. Timetables will not change and their greater availability on an operator’s website has to be a good thing.