East Lothian train service wins support [Scotsman]





Date: 17/09/2011

AN independent study has concluded there is a 'marginally positive case' for a dedicated local rail service between Edinburgh and Dunbar, provided a new station is opened at East Linton.


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The almost disturbing (but welcome) site of a ScotRail unit at Dunbar, in this case 322481 with the 1504 to Edinburgh on 28 May. ScotRail trains have not served Dunbar since 1990, when the twice-daily local service was withdrawn due to a shortage of DMUs [see image 24208]. With the new timetable this week two weekday services make a return trip: one mid-morning, one mid-afternoon. This leaves Lockerbie as the only Scottish station not served by ScotRail.
Location: Dunbar
Company: North British Railway
28/05/2010 David Panton
The down platform buildings at East Linton on 16 May 2007 standing alongside the ECML. Beyond is the fine looking 'Station House'. Originally opened as Linton in 1846, the name change occurred 18 years later. The station was eventually closed in May 1964.
Location: East Linton
Company: North British Railway
16/05/2007 John Furnevel
View from the goods yard at Dunbar back towards the station in 1979 with a BR InterCity HST at the platform. Note the second platform and overall roof supports still in place at this time.
Location: Dunbar
Company: North British Railway
//1979 Bruce McCartney