Work on new East Lothian train station complete as opening date …
The station at East Linton will soon connect the East Lothian town to Edinburgh as well as the likes of Dunbar and Newcastle. Network Rail has confirmed the construction of the station has been completed.
According to firm, only testing and commissioning remains with rail services set to call from Wednesday, December 13. The station will consist of two platforms, 114 car parking spaces and 18 electric vehicle charging points.
It’s fully accessible with lifts and a new footbridge connecting both platforms, with access for pedestrians and cyclists. Commuters will be able to connect into Edinburgh Waverley, with direct access to the East Coast Main Line also available for services to Dunbar and Newcastle.(Image: Network Rail)
Alex Hynes, Managing Director of Scotland’s Railway, said: “We are incredibly excited that the construction of East Linton station is now complete and, in a matter of a few weeks, passengers will be able to board a train at East Linton for the first time in 59 years.
“The project team has worked hard to deliver this new station, which will expand the rail network and connect Scotland’s Railway to new communities.”
Fiona Hyslop, Transport Minister, said: “It is fantastic news that, in less than a month, rail services will call at East Linton station for the first time in almost six decades.
“This is clear evidence of this Scottish Government’s commitment to investing in rail, as well as encouraging modal shift from car to public transport as we seek to build a greener future as part of our ambitious Net Zero targets.”
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