A BORDERS bus company is set to expand its operations across the Scotland-England border by taking on a new route in Northumberland.

This week Borders Buses took over the Northumberland 418 service between Wooler and Alnwick.

The 418 had been operated by Travelsure on behalf of Northumberland County Council prior to Wednesday (January 3) when Borders Buses took on the route.

Claire Lark, operations manager at Borders Buses, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Northumberland County Council and delighted to be introducing more journeys for the town, as well as increasing frequency and adding new locations to our bus network. 

"We hope local people make full use and benefit from the new route and extra journeys. "

Following a consultation with Northumberland council and service users, Borders Buses has made small amendments to bus times and extended journeys between Wooler and Alnwick, with stops at Belford, Bamburgh, and Craster.

The new route and service improvements are operated on behalf of Northumberland County Council.  

Timetable changes to the 464 service

This week Borders Buses also launched a simplified timetable on its 464 service - Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Wooler, via Lowick and Scremerston.

The changes see the removal of the Railway St to Ramparts section of the route, which can now be travelled on using the B1 Berwick Town service.

Changes to the B1 service

The B1 service will be revamped later this month (January 28) with extra hourly night-time and Sunday journeys.

Final journeys serving all stops will depart at 9.57pm, and an addition 10.57pm service will run between Ramparts to Highcliffe only.

In order to provide an additional B1 service on a Sunday, Borders Buses has added an additional daytime journey departing Ramparts at 1.27pm.

New journeys on a Sunday evening will run in all areas until 9.27pm, with an extra service at 10.27pm between Ramparts and Highcliffe only.