Preparatory work begins on new, East Lothian rail stop

PREPARATORY work has begun on bringing a rail stop to an East Lothian village for the first time in more than 50 years.

The work, on the likes of access roads, has begun at East Linton, with rail infrastructure operators, Network Rail, saying that “work on the station-proper… will begin early [next year] and will see the construction of a two-platform station on the East Coast mainline, with 126 car parking spaces”.

Adds Network Rail, here: “A station opened in the village of East Linton in 1846 but the last passenger services stopped in 1964.”

Earlier this year, Network Rail announced (here) that preparatory work on a new station, in the Scottish Borders – at Reston – had already been completed, with ‘work on the station-proper’ about to commence.

Pictured: artist’s impression, Picture credit: Network Rail