Go-ahead for East Linton

The village of East Linton is to have a railway station for the first time since 1964 after East Lothian Council’s planning committee approved the latest plans.

The station, between Dunbar and Drem on the East Coast main line, will have two 164-metre-long platforms linked by a footbridge with lifts. A 126-space car park with 18 electric vehicle charging points is incorporated into the plans, and cycle storage facilities will be provided.

A final construction schedule is still to be agreed, with no completion date announced yet. Service patterns are also unclear, but Transport Scotland says it is working with the rail industry to ‘discuss and agree’ a stopping pattern, which will be confirmed later this year.

It is the second new station on the ECML north of Newcastle, with a new station further south at Reston currently under construction.