East Linton station blueprint

Preparatory work begins on new station at East Linton

Preparatory work has started on the construction of the new station at East Linton in Scotland.

The construction of the new station will see trains call at the Scottish village for the first time in over 50 years.

Work has begun to set up access roads and the site compound that will support the development over the next 12 months.

This will allow for marking out, clearing and levelling work to begin in the area where the station will be built.

Work on the station-proper will begin in early 2022.

The construction will include a two-platform construction on the East Coast mainline with 126 car parking spaces.

East Linton station will be fully accessible with lifts and a footbridge connecting both platforms.

By providing a link to Edinburgh Waverley the new station will provide economic growth.

It will allow residents in the local area access to a greater range of employment, education and leisure opportunities.

Network Rail elaborated further on the construction of the new station at East Linton.

PJ Trainor, Network Rail’s Project Manager for the East Linton station development said: “Getting on site and literally clearing the ground for the new development is a significant step-forward for the project.

“[This] brings us closer to the construction activity and ultimately the re-opening of the station itself and all the opportunities it will bring to the village.

“And while it is exciting to look forward to delivering the station, the construction itself represents a challenge for the project team.

“One which we are fully aware will cause disruption and inconvenience for the community in the short-term.

“Our commitment is to do what we can to minimise disruption throughout the work.

“[We will] fully engage with the local community to let them know what is happening, when and what it will involve in terms of potential inconvenience.”

A station originally opened in East Linton in 1846 however passenger services stopped in the village in 1964.

 

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