Not fare on Borderers

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There is justifiable annoyance among over-60s residents along the Borders railway corridor and further afield that they and disabled people will not be entitled to reduced rail fares.

It was always assumed that they would be, just like residents in adjacent council areas.

One must ask, is this an attempt to reduce the number of travellers on trains to justify cutting the service to hourly, thus losing the attractiveness of a high-density fast service to Edinburgh and beyond

This would be a dreadful betrayal of Borders folk.

The decision could easily be reversed, if there was the will.

Colin C. Maclean

Hillpark Avenue

Edinburgh