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