New SRA Chair Richard Bowker's first public duty was to perform with new Scottish Transport Minister Wendy Alexander a tree-planting to mark the site-start at Newcraighall Station on 4 December. A half-hourly service from Newcraighall and Brunstane Stations on the Edinburgh Crossrail line is due to commence on 2 June 2002, making this the first mainline reopening with stations to be committed anywhere in Britain since privatisation. A Sunday service will be funded by Chartwell Land in return for planning permission to expand the B&Q store near Newcraighall. Another new station at Edinburgh Park (between Saughton and Newbridge Junction) is due to open in the first half of 2003. Click on the images for a larger version.
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Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway