Cancellations on Borders Railway hit morning commuters

ScotRail has announced cancellations on the Borders Railway services. Picture: TSPL
ScotRail has announced cancellations on the Borders Railway services. Picture: TSPL
0
Have your say

A train has broken down at Waverley Station causing cancellations to the Borders Railway service.

ScotRail notified passengers this morning via social media of a problem at the Edinburgh station.

Cancelled services were the 6.22am Edinburgh to Tweedbank and the 7.26am and 08.28am Tweedbank to Edinburgh services.

READ MORE: Anger after ScotRail commuter collapses on board ‘dangerously packed’ Tweedbank-Edinburgh train

The route has made the headlines many times this year as commuters have hit out over delays, cancellations and ‘dangerously packed’ carriages.

Frustrated customers vented their feelings online.

“Last time it was driver training. That I had to assume my train could be cancelled comes from regular experience, not a random one-off breakdown,” posted one user.

She added: “Don’t mind me though - less sleep and stress is just perfect when heading to London for a job interview. Joke of a service.”

ScotRail informed travellers of replacement buses for the affected services.

“To keep you moving, we’ve secured two replacement buses which will depart Shawfair at 8.07am, calling at all stations towards Edinburgh.”

Passngers were informed they could use their ScotRail ticket, or Smartcard, on Borders Buses if you’re travelling to or from: Edinburgh Waverley, Eskbank, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Stow and Galashiels on bus X95.

More as it comes.

To keep up-to-date with all our stories from across Edinburgh and the Lothians like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

Sign up to our newsletter: enter your email in the box at the top of this article to get daily updates straight to your inbox.