Borders Railway Just The Ticket For Edinburgh College

A year has flown by since the launch of the Borders Railway and staff and students at Edinburgh College have been getting on the right track with the time-saving service. It’s made a big difference to those travelling to the college for work and study, with the route’s Eskbank Station at its Midlothian Campus and Milton Road Campus served by Brunstane Station.

 Robert Ody, 18, is studying an HND in Mechanical Engineering and is a regular visitor to Eskbank as he uses the Borders Railway to get to college and back home to Edinburgh.

He said: “It’s brilliant. I live in the city and it means I can get straight to Waverley from the college campus. It’s so accessible because it’s so close to the college.

 “If the train didn’t come here I’d probably have to get a lift from a friend but this is easier and quicker. The trains run on time so you can plan your journey really well.”

 Thomas Stainer, 19, is also studying an HND in Mechanical Engineering at Edinburgh College. Thomas uses the train to travel to Eskbank from his home in Jedburgh.

 Thomas said: “I’ve been using the train to get to college since the day it opened last year and it has made my life so much easier. Getting the bus from Jedburgh would take over two hours whereas I can get here by train in 40 minutes.”