Minister gives rail hope to reborn station idea [Evening News]





Date: 11/08/2008

CAMPAIGNERS have gained new hope in their bid to reopen a railway station after a visit by transport minister Stewart Stevenson. They want to reopen East Linton station, which has been unused for more than four decades, for a new local service between Edinburgh and Dunbar.


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One of the former stations on the Edinburgh - Berwick route being considered for reopening is East Linton in rural East Lothian, some 20 miles out from Waverley. The station here opened in 1846 as plain Linton, with the name change taking place in 1864. East Linton closed to all traffic in May 1964. The old station buildings are seen here on 14 August 2018, with the LNER 0930 ex-Kings Cross about to run through en route to Edinburgh, where it is scheduled to arrive 16 minutes later.
Location: East Linton
Company: North British Railway
14/08/2018 Andy Furnevel
The former East Linton station, closed 4th May 1964, seen from the delayed ex-14.00 service from Edinburgh Waverley to London King^s Cross making an unscheduled stop due to heavy snow - the Beast from the East - on 28th February 2018. The train left Edinburgh nearly an hour late and at the time it should have been back at King^s Cross was still sitting in Alnmouth station. The train was then terminated at Newcastle, everyone had to change to another train and it was standing room only all the way to York. We eventually arrived in London at 01.17 on 1st March but free taxis were laid on to get people home and the taxi marshalls did an excellent job cyphoning passengers into cabs going in the same direction as their homes. The roads were treacherous and it took nearly an hour just to get to my home in north London where I arrived just after 2 a.m.; one gentleman wanted to go all the way to Chingford, goodness knows what time he got home.
Location: East Linton
Company: North British Railway
28/02/2018 David Bosher
The former goods yard at East Linton on 16 May 2007, looking east towards the main station building standing beyond the trees, with the ECML running past on the left. At the time the area was being used by Network Rail as a storage facility and access point. [Ref query 25 April 2018]
Location: East Linton
Company: North British Railway
16/05/2007 John Furnevel