Class 380 EMU at Drem on its first day
Rail Action Group East of Scotland
RAGES

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Aims of RAGES

To improve the rail service between Edinburgh, Dunbar and Berwick upon Tweed.

To have East Linton and Haddington stations re-opened for active use.

To monitor the level of service to Reston and North Berwick.  

To keep under scrutiny the standards of passenger facilities at stations between Waverley and Berwick, including North Berwick, and to draw the attention of the relevant bodies to shortcomings which arise.

The group, being environmentally minded, will actively strive to encourage rail travel within its geographical area.

 

East Linton's New Station - Progress of Construction

 

Tom Dickson, our Membership Secretary, has undertaken to photograph the progress during construction and RAGES would like to recognise his many visits to East Linton with his camera to make this record.

Selected images will be shown here with the latest at the top of this web page and captions below each photograph.

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-07-29

This photograph, taken from the bridge over the tracks where the old station was, shows why the curve in the tracks has resulted in the site of the new station being further west. The start of the new station can be seen at the end of the curve.    29/07/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-07-22

Car park construction has started.    22/07/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-07-22

Piling for the platform 2 lift tower.    22/07/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-07-13

Piling for the platform 1 lift tower.    13/07/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-06-16

Safety railings are being fitted on the platforms.    16/06/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-06-13

Site of the lift tower?    13/06/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-06-11

Platform 2 from a passing train. Photo by John Yellowlees.    11/06/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-06-09

The overhead wires are now moved to the new gantries and the old masts are being removed.    09/06/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-05-30

The new overhead line gantries will replace the single masts which would have been within the platform width. Also the access pathway is being reinforced for the heavy plant, but will be re-instated when work is complete.    30/05/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-05-24

Some of the second platform is now in place.    24/05/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-05-16

A lot of the first platform is now in place.    16/05/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-05-16

Platform fixing onto the "top hats".    16/05/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-05-13

Station construction here is different from Reston. This shows the "top hats" which are placed on top of some of the pilings.  The platform sections are then bolted to them.    13/05/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-05-13

Crane being erected to install platform sections. Also seen are some of the steel platform sections.    13/05/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-04-29

Preparation work progresses.    29/04/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-04-15

Piling for the platforms.    15/04/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-04-14

Laying a temporary roadway through the park to allow machinery to access the platform areas.  Photo: A Cosgrove.    14/04/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-04-14

Laying a temporary roadway through the park to allow machinery to access the platform areas.  Photo: A Cosgrove.    14/04/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-04-13

Station platform components being stored at Dunbar.    13/04/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-03-19

Hardcore being laid.    19/03/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-02-27

Piling columns are now appearing along the track side.    27/02/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2022-02-04

One of many lorries removing earth from the site.    04/02/2022

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2021-12-08

Site clearance begins for site offices.    08/12/2021

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2020-03-06

Drilling taking place for survey work in the park area behind the main street    06/03/2020

 

East Linton Station Construction - 2020-03-06

Drilling site complex is located in the new housing area next to the Mart    06/03/2020