Borders College

TRANSPORT FOR STUDENTS

Borders College delivers its programmes using a blended learning approach where students will be required to attend practical classes on campus alongside online delivery for other aspects of the course. 

It is our intention, wherever possible, to provide a travel pass to those students eligible to receive one to enable travel to the campus for the day(s) required for practical attendance.

In support of the Scottish Governments green agenda and our own sustainability strategy, we encourage students to make use of the public bus services provided by various contractors throughout the Borders area. In addition, students living along the Borders Railway also have train travel as an option.

Information regarding bus travel provided by Border Buses can be found at https://www.bordersbuses.co.uk/   We recommend students download the Border Buses mobile app.  This will provide the latest service information, timetables and seat availability on each of their services.

Traveline Scotland is also a very useful resource for planning journeys.  It covers all public transport options throughout the region and beyond.  This resource is available at

https://www.travelinescotland.com/lts/#/travelInfo

For students who live on the Borders Railway route, regular services run throughout the day between Edinburgh and Galashiels/Tweedbank.  The Scotrail website provides information regarding safe travel, timetables and service updates.  This information is available at   https://www.scotrail.co.uk/

Travel allowances will not be available to students who live within a 3-mile radius of the Campus that their course is based on or live within the town in which the Campus that your course is based is located.

Information for students about eligibility to concessionary fares and free travel is available at A Guide to Concessionary Travel (transport.gov.scot)

Exceptional circumstances

Only in exceptional circumstances will an alternative travel allowance be considered. E.g. medical circumstances or caring responsibilities.  If you wish to be considered for an alternative to a travel pass then please email studentfunding@borderscollege.ac.uk explaining why.

 

Contact Us
If you need any further help or advice you can contact the Student Advice Centre on 01896 662516 or email studentadvice@borderscollege.ac.uk