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.

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 28th July 2022

 

This page records a selection of photographs taken on the day that the new Reston Station was officially opened. Thanks to Tom Dickson.

Unlike the station build progress pages, this one has the earliest of the day at the top.

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

Anna Jones, the local piper played at various times during the event.   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

The official party - from the left: Graeme Johnstone, Scottish Borders Council; Watson McAteer, Convener of Scottish Borders Council; Jenny Gilruth MSP, Minister for Transport; Matthew Golten, Managing Director of TransPennine Express; Tom Thorburn, Honorary President of Rail Action Group, East of Scotland (RAGES); Rev Norman Whyte, local minister; and Graeme McKinnie, LNER Station Manager (NSFO Scotland).   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

Graeme Johnstone, SBC, welcomed everyone and introduced the speakers in turn.   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

Minister for Transport - Jenny Gilruth MSP.   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

Councillor Watson McAteer - Convener of Scottish Borders Council.   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

Matthew Golten - Managing Director of TransPennine Express.   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

Tom Thorburn - Honorary President of Rail Action Group, East of Scotland (RAGES).   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

Rev Norman Whyte, the local minister, gives a blessing for the new station.   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

The ribbon is cut by the Minister for Transport.   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

Many attended the reception held in the Village Hall provided by the Community Council.   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

Our Chairman, Barrie Forrest, BEM, with the plaque commemorating his gift of the original Reston station sign.   28/07/2022

 

Reston Station Official Opening Day - 2022-07-28

The plaque in place below the original station sign.   28/07/2022