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    Livingston shopping centre

    Hi guys, what's the best train station to use to get to the shopping centre in Livingston? Know its near the football stadium and its a bit of a trek, so which ones best? Or which one is easier to catch a bus or taxi from to get to the centre, thanks.


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    Six and half a dozen if your getting a taxi, more frequent trains to Livi North though. Id take a taxi number with you as theres not always one there. I use 01506 444444

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    Would rather walk than taxi and save some cash as will probably need to taxi back. Livingston north still the best option you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH1875 View Post
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    Would rather walk than taxi and save some cash as will probably need to taxi back. Livingston north still the best option you think?

    Livi south is is closer to the centre to walk, but less frequency of trains as mentioned.

    Taxi would prob be a few quid from either tbh, livi north is only about 2-3 miles from the centre, livi south about 1-1.5 miles.

    The bus terminal is at the centre, if that's an alternative for you.

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    Yeah, which buses run from the stations and how regular are they?

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    Just get a first bus from town. 27 and a 28 go straight into the centre. There will be more.

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    Taxi from Livi South to the Centre is about 6. Livi North will be about a quid more.

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    It's a great shopping centre, knocks spots off anything in West Edinburgh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    It's a great shopping centre, knocks spots off anything in West Edinburgh
    Agreed, I remember when the Gyle was built and on my first visit, I thought is this it! So much more could have been done given the land available at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Agreed, I remember when the Gyle was built and on my first visit, I thought is this it! So much more could have been done given the land available at the time.
    Unfortunately the Gyle couldn't get planning permission to expand, due to the close proximity to the Wester Hailes centre

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    Livingston has a great shopping centre

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    It's great we travel from Stirling sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    Unfortunately the Gyle couldn't get planning permission to expand, due to the close proximity to the Wester Hailes centre
    I'm not talking about expanding, I'm talking about the original plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Agreed, I remember when the Gyle was built and on my first visit, I thought is this it! So much more could have been done given the land available at the time.
    Pretty sure when i first visited it, all it had was markies and the disney store!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    I'm not talking about expanding, I'm talking about the original plans.
    There was height constraints due to being close to the flightpath of runway 2 but it could have spread out a bit more I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinNish View Post
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    Pretty sure when i first visited it, all it had was markies and the disney store!
    No there were plenty more than that when it opened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    I'm not talking about expanding, I'm talking about the original plans.
    Ok, but thought the original plans limited them to what they could do, height etc. Lots of big Retail outlets can't go into the Gyle, the units are too small

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    Ok, but thought the original plans limited them to what they could do, height etc. Lots of big Retail outlets can't go into the Gyle, the units are too small
    Yeah which is kind of my point, the whole centre, size of units etc just seemed to me at the time to be a huge letdown from what was a blank canvas. You're probably correct regarding planning it's just that they were early on in the development of the area and I expected much more at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Yeah which is kind of my point, the whole centre, size of units etc just seemed to me at the time to be a huge letdown from what was a blank canvas. You're probably correct regarding planning it's just that they were early on in the development of the area and I expected much more at the time.
    And of recent, M&S blocked the building of a new Primark store at the Gyle, which the shopping centre really needed to increase footfall

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    Its probably just because I'm spoilt being from Livingston but you here about the Gyle, Ocean Terminal, the Fort and Cameron Toll on the radio telling you how amazing it all is but in reality their all pretty crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatecrasher View Post
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    Its probably just because I'm spoilt being from Livingston but you here about the Gyle, Ocean Terminal, the Fort and Cameron Toll on the radio telling you how amazing it all is but in reality their all pretty crap.
    The fort is pretty good. I go to Livingston once a year, but most of the time the fort has everything I need.
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    If you get the train to Livi South station, there is a bus that takes you from right outside the station to the centre. Come by every 15mins I think it is from memory

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    Glasgow is best for shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    Glasgow is best for shops.
    Glasgow is best for leaving !!!

    Would say avoiding but need to go and watch football there sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanFranHibs View Post
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    Glasgow is best for leaving !!!

    Would say avoiding but need to go and watch football there sometimes
    Yeah but the SHOPS are good!

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    Just get a first bus from town. 27 and a 28 go straight into the centre. There will be more.
    Is it Livingston North or South station that these buses stop at? As far as I know the 801 from North is the only bus that doesn't require a good 10 minute walk. No problem with walking, its the, I don't know where I'm going bit that's the problem.



    In other news, just heard that their opening a celtic shop in the centre. Bug bearer of mine but pees me off you can't buy a Hibs top anywhere but ER while they have shops all over the place.

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    I think the town referred to in the post you quoted relates to Edinburgh, the buses referred to don't stop at either Livvy train station AFAIK.

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    Is it Livingston North or South station that these buses stop at? As far as I know the 801 from North is the only bus that doesn't require a good 10 minute walk. No problem with walking, its the, I don't know where I'm going bit that's the problem.



    In other news, just heard that their opening a celtic shop in the centre. Bug bearer of mine but pees me off you can't buy a Hibs top anywhere but ER while they have shops all over the place.
    Buses go straight to the shops, not the train station. The buses take forever from edinburgh. Id go with train and a taxi myself. Unless you like seeing every bit of livi and the surrounding areas for an hour or so on a bus?

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    OK just to clarify. I'm looking to get the bus from either Livingston train station into Livingston town centre/shopping centre. I'm not looking at getting the bus from Edinburgh into Livingston. From what I can gather the 801 stops outside Livingston North but its every hour into Livingston town centre so not ideal. Other buses require about a 10 minute walk from the train station which again isn't ideal given that I don't know the area and quite frankly, can't be arsed. I will just get a taxi back from the centre to the train station but surely it can't be as difficult to get into the shopping centre as makes out

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    Its a fair hike from both train stations. Taxi will be about a fiver. I dont know buses from the stations. Ive walked from livi south and it took about 40 mins, The bus will be about 1.50 each id imagine.

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