New pass offers Edinburgh families unlimited two-day rail travel

A new travel pass offering unlimited two-day rail travel for Edinburgh families is being launched just in time for Easter.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 12:36 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:55 am
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The Edinburgh Days Out travel pass, introduced by ScotRail, will let families discover top tourist attractions across Midlothian and the Scottish Borders while saving money. The travel passes offer unlimited, off-peak rail travel to all stations on the Borders Railway from Edinburgh Waverley.

ScotRail bosses said the two-day passes would be available for £18 per adult.

A family pass – covering two adults and two children – is available for just £34, with the offer continuing beyond the Easter holidays.

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Popular attractions and events along the line include Abbotsford House, Melrose Abbey and the National Mining Museum Scotland.

Lindley Kirkpatrick, Borders Railway programme executive from ScotRail, said: “The launch of our new travel pass couldn’t come at a better time.

“With thousands of families looking for fun activities to do during time off from work and school, our flexible, money-saving travel pass allows visitors from Edinburgh to discover hidden gems.”