Location type


Name and dates


Station code: National Rail
Opened on the North British Railway.


A new station is proposed for the village of Reston. The location is east of both the former Reston [1st] station and the former junction (which was east of the station) with the Dunse Branch (North British Railway). The greenfield site is south of the Reston Cattle Market and will be access from The Orchard road. The station will have a car park on its north side (east of The Orchard), bus interchange, shelters, seating, ticket machines and footbridge with lifts for accessibility. The line runs on an embankment here.

Reston population: ~450 (but station will serve a larger area eg Eyemouth population 5000)
Station cost estimate: £20M
Parking spaces: 70
Platform lengths: 270m
Former station closed: 1964 Reston [1st]



Chronology Dates

13/08/1948Berwickshire Railway
St Boswells (Ravenswood Junction) to Duns (excluded) is closed to passengers. The Langton Burn Bridge, between Duns and Greenlaw, is washed away and the track is left hanging, bridging the gap. Due to this flood damage Greenlaw to Duns is closed to all traffic. St Boswells to Reston via Duns ceases to be a through route.
01/08/1949Dunse Branch (North British Railway)
Re-opened from Duns to Reston following flood damage in 1948.
10/09/1951Dunse Branch (North British Railway)
Duns to Reston closed to passengers.
  /06/2011North British Railway
Consultants report recommends re-opening Reston station as part of improvements to the Edinburgh-Newcastle service.
23/05/2022North British Railway
Reston station opened, just to the south east of the site of Reston [1st].
23/05/2022North British Railway
First trains call at Reston.
28/07/2022North British Railway
Reston official opening.

News items

19/09/2023Railway vegetation clearance planned between Lamberton and Reston [Network Rail]
26/05/2023Join the campaign for railway station at Winchburgh- Sue Webber [Edinburgh News]
24/05/2023Reston station marks first year of service [Network Rail]
03/08/2022Reston station's charging points remain unusable [BBC News]
30/07/2022Reston station officially opened by Minister of Transport [Border Telegraph]
29/07/2022Official Reston Station opening event pays tribute to local community [Berwick Advertiser]
23/05/2022Reston gets its station back after 58 years [BBC News]
23/05/2022£20m ScotGov investment sees return of rail services at one village after 58 years - but no Scottish trains [The Herald]
23/05/2022Reston station welcomes first passenger services [Network Rail]
20/05/2022Reston station prepares to welcome first services [Network Rail]


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