Reston station plans are revealed

The new Reston station will have a bigger platform than previously outlined.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 11:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 15:40 pm
The potential for a new train station at Reston in Berwickshire is a step closer. Picture by Zoltan Simonffy

A 10-car platform is being designed, compared with the four-car platform originally envisaged.

It will also have a northbound passing loop of 1km in length. There will be no southbound passing loop.

The news was revealed by Tom Thorburn, chairman of Rail Action Group East of Scotland (RAGES), at a meeting in Berwick.

“Reston is going to be served by a cross-border operator,” said Mr Thorburn, who also indicated it would not be LNER or CrossCountry. He also said that ScotRail would provide early morning and late-night trains.

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Transport Scotland has said the station will be delivered between 2019 and 2024.

“We are pressing for it to be here in 2020 which will mean a local service into Berwick,” added Mr Thorburn.