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Planning applications for stations at East Linton and Reston

Network Rail has applied for permission to build two more new stations in Scotland.

A new station at East Linton, in East Lothian on the line between Edinburgh and Berwick/Newcastle, will help facilitate growth and address capacity issues in the area and assist regeneration, long term sustainability and accessibility issues.

The proposal is to build two platforms, waiting shelters, installing lifts, footbridge and access points. There will also be parking spaces for 126 cars, of which 18 will be electric car charging points.

The new station will replace one that closed in 1964 as a result of the Beeching report.

Further south, a similar station is proposed for Reston in Berwickshire, on the Scottish Borders, which suffered a similar fate in 1964.

Reopening both stations as part of the local Berwick service formed part of the commitments made by Abellio ScotRail on taking over the franchise in 2015.

Reston station.
Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com
SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST. A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series. Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.


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