Berwick or Bus
Huttonians are familiar with the 32 Bus from Hutton to Golden Square Berwick via Paxton(Where? New Blog Ed)and Paxton House -in the season. I have to admit I only used it a couple of times in 11 years in the village; inconvenient times, slow and usually empty. No community singing and discouraged to chat to the driver. Duns is better served with the 60 Galashiels. Earlston, Duns, Chirnside and Berwick and in conjunction with the 260 (Duns to Tweedmouth taking in Sir Morrisons) there is a service from 0623 to 1830 almost every hour with the last bus on Weekdays returning to Duns at 2022 and a dangerously past your bedtime, 2210 on Saturdays. The Hutton bus dies at about 4pm and takes Sunday off completely.
What a service I thought and asked at the Newsagents for the latest timetable. Not available; try the Library. 'How long does it take'? I asked. 'Haven't a clue. Never use it' At that moment the so called Rail Connection bus passed through the square, Berwick bound from Gala.
It was empty.
No change from the Number 32 then.
But if you are interested it takes 31 minutes to Berwick Station.
And 32 minutes back.
Huttonian will be trying it tomorrow, Berwick to Duns. And will report further.
If I am spared
Labels: 32 Bus, 60 Bus, Duns