Reston station council support increased [BBC News]





Date: 30/04/2014

Scottish Borders Council has increased its financial commitment to reopening a railway station at Reston. The authority had previously confirmed £300,000 towards the project but that has risen to £1.28m. Council leader David Parker said rail accessibility was important for the "future social and economic well-being of east Berwickshire". He said he believed the increase in the proposed level of funding could "only bode well for the station plans". A study into a local rail service between Edinburgh and Berwick-Upon-Tweed was submitted to the Scottish government late last year. It recommended establishing a service from Edinburgh to Dunbar and Berwick-upon-Tweed, together with new stations at East Linton and Reston.


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Station reopening support increased
Rail line at Reston - Image by Walter Baxter

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Scottish Borders Council increases its financial commitment to reopening a railway station on the East Coast Main Line at Reston.

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The 0800 East Coast Kings Cross - Edinburgh service runs north through Reston, Berwickshire, on an overcast 8 March 2010. The train is passing the site of the island platform once shared by down trains on the main line and local services on the Duns branch's cross-country line to St Boswells. The old station house stands alongside the former main entrance in the left background. Reston, which lost its passenger service in 1964, is one of the locations identified as a possibility for reopening as part of a future improved Edinburgh - Berwick rail service. [See News Item]
Location: Reston
Company: North British Railway
08/03/2010 John Furnevel