Could station plan get back on track? [Northumberland Gazette]

Date: 02/12/2017

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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The 1000 Kings Cross - Edinburgh Waverley passing Reston on 29 July 1967 behind D9010 King's Own Scottish Borderer.
Location: Reston
Company: North British Railway
29/07/1967 Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)
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 down trains on the main line and local services on the Duns branch's cross-country line to St Boswells. The old station house stands alongside the former main entrance in the left background. Reston, which lost its passenger service in 1964, is one of the locations identified as a possibility for reopening as part of a future improved Edinburgh - Berwick rail service. [See News Item]
Location: Reston
Company: North British Railway
08/03/2010 John Furnevel