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

Berwick waiting room revamp October 2018. Photo: B Forrest.

 

Berwick waiting room revamp October 2018. Photo: B Forrest.

 

LNER Train near Berwick. Photo: B Forrest.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train at Burnmouth. Photo: B Forrest.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train at Berwick station. Photo: B Forrest.

 

CrossCountry train at Berwick station with latest sign. Photo: B Forrest.

 

East Coast train at Berwick station in previous livery. Photo: B Forrest.

 

Story at Berwick

RAGES has long been pressing for the re-introduction of the local service from Edinburgh to Berwick with the possible re-opening of stations at East Linton and Reston.

The main campaign story can be read at this link.

Berwick will be the southern "end of the line" for the local service.

Berwick Station

Our Berwick Representative, Barrie Forrest BEM, visited the station last week (4th October) and reports that the booking office has again moved and reduced from two windows to one. 

Barrie noted that there were long queues and a lot of frustration.

His photographs taken at his visit are seen opposite.

East Coast Main Line Franchise Now LNER

On 16th May 2018, David Horne, Managing Director of Virgin Trains East Coast, wrote to RAGES to update us on their East Coast Main Line services following the Secretary of State for Transport’s statement.

The contract came to an end on 24th June 2018 and that the services would be delivered by the Operator of Last Resort (OLR). We are deeply disappointed at the Government’s decision and that we cannot continue to deliver our transformational plans for the franchise, building on our 75 million worth of investment since 2015.

The new company ia named London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and a train in its "new" livery can be seen opposite.