Bus operator First Group has agreed to sell its operations in the Borders saying the new railway has made services 'increasing unsustainable'. The deal in principle is expected to be concluded on 25 March. It would see its Galashiels depot, Peebles, Hawick and Kelso outstations and all staff transfer to West Coast Motors. First Scotland East managing director Paul McGowan said they would fully support the workers affected. 'Despite the focus on services and the hard work of everyone across our business, unfortunately the introduction of the Borders Railway in 2015 has impacted demand for bus travel and our services are becoming increasingly unsustainable,' he said.
Bus operator First Group is to sell its operations in the Borders and Midlothian saying the new railway has made services "increasingly unsustainable".