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Berwickshire's already seeing the benefits of the return of the railway to Reston - even before the first train's arrived. That's according to community council chairman Barrie Forrest, who's long campaigned for the reopening of the stop on the East Coast Main Line.
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Reston: Network Rail's plans for the new Reston station on the East Coast Main Line. The presence of a bus is interesting - perhaps going west to locations now bereft of a railway such as Duns. Maybe even as ...
Network Rail 04/02/2021


Reston: Network Rail's plans for the new Reston station on the East Coast Main Line. The station will be on a raised embankment with a high footbridge, waiting shelters and car park.
Network Rail 04/02/2021

Work is now underway to build the new Reston station in the Scottish Borders.
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Reston: Network Rail's plans for the new Reston station on the East Coast Main Line. The presence of a bus is interesting - perhaps going west to locations now bereft of a railway such as Duns. Maybe even as ...
Network Rail 04/02/2021


Reston: Network Rail's plans for the new Reston station on the East Coast Main Line. The station will be on a raised embankment with a high footbridge, waiting shelters and car park.
Network Rail 04/02/2021

A host of Borders politicians have given their thoughts after plans for the return of Reston station were approved.

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Reston: Network Rail's plans for the new Reston station on the East Coast Main Line. The station will be on a raised embankment with a high footbridge, waiting shelters and car park.
Network Rail 04/02/2021


Reston [1st]: The 1000 Kings Cross - Edinburgh Waverley passing Reston on 29 July 1967 behind D9010 King's Own Scottish Borderer.
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 29/07/1967

Scottish Borders Council's planning committee has approved proposals which will see a station open in the Borders village of Reston for the first time in more than half a century.
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Prepatory work has begun on Reston Station, much to the delight of Barrie Forrest, chair of the Rail Action Group East of Scotland (RAGES).
(Permalink) East Coast Main Line New Station North British Railway Reston


Reston [1st]: A4 60019 Bittern heading north past Reston Junction signal box on 4 November 1967 with an RCTS (West Riding Branch) special from Leeds City to Edinburgh.
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 04/11/1967


Reston [1st]: 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 dow ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2010

The two-platform stop will be built in a Borders village which last saw passenger services in 1964.
(Permalink) East Coast Main Line New Station North British Railway Reston


Reston [1st]: A4 60019 Bittern heading north past Reston Junction signal box on 4 November 1967 with an RCTS (West Riding Branch) special from Leeds City to Edinburgh.
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 04/11/1967


Reston [1st]: 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 dow ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2010

Network Rail Scotlands proposal for a new train station at Reston in the Scottish Borders has taken a major step forward.
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Reston [1st]: Scene at Reston, Berwickshire, looking south on 14 August 2018. The Virgin East Coast 0800 Kings Cross - Edinburgh has just run through the site of the former station. This is one of the locations on ...
Andy Furnevel 14/08/2018


Reston [1st]: The 1000 Kings Cross - Edinburgh Waverley passing Reston on 29 July 1967 behind D9010 King's Own Scottish Borderer.
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 29/07/1967

There has been pressure for nearly 20 years to re-open Reston station on the East Coast Main Line.
It lies on a bus route linking Eyemouth and Duns, and the village has been poised for residential expansion pending the construction of the station.
The Scottish Government made a commitment to the project, and Scotrail produced a draft timetable, which would be by extension of local services between Edinburgh and Dunbar, while the Scottish Borders Council committed a proportion of the funds required, and also committed to local development.
It was announced that the station would open and services begun in late 2016.
Nothing has happened, however, except that the commitment to construct it has been transferred to Network Rail, which has it in its budget for 2019-2024, and Scotrail has gone back on providing services.
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Reston [1st]: The 1000 Kings Cross - Edinburgh Waverley passing Reston on 29 July 1967 behind D9010 King's Own Scottish Borderer.
Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 29/07/1967


Reston [1st]: 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 dow ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2010

Rail bosses have told campaigners they can't keep a promise to reopen a mothballed East Lothian station next year - because there aren't enough trains in Scotland.
Campaigners say they are 'very concerned' after being told by ScotRail that the planned reopening of East Linton station will be delayed by up to two years.
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East Linton [1st]: 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 year ...
John Furnevel 16/05/2007


Reston [1st]: 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 dow ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2010

Mothballed [this is misleading] railway stations are set to reopen after more than half a century after services for stops at the platforms were written into the next ScotRail franchise.
Stations at East Linton, in East Lothian, and Reston, in Berwickshire, will be included in the two-hourly service between Edinburgh and Berwick under the new planning timetable.
Both were closed following the Beeching Report of 1964 which moved to axe rail routes amid increased competition from road haulage services.
If momentum continues trains could be running through both stations as early as December 2016.
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East Linton [1st]: Looking east along the ECML from the old station footbridge at East Linton on 16 May 2007. The surviving platform buildings connect to the substantial structure incorporating the former Station Hou ...
John Furnevel 16/05/2007


Reston [1st]: 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 dow ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2010

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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Reston [1st]: 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 dow ...
John Furnevel 08/03/2010

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