Welcome to the web site of RAGES (Rail Action Group, East of Scotland).
Rail Action Group, East of Scotland (RAGES) was formally established at an inaugural meeting in Dunbar on 13th January 1999 and now has around 170 members.
The initial impetus for the formation of RAGES came from commuters’ dissatisfaction with GNER services between Edinburgh and Dunbar. At the inaugural meeting, however, many other issues were raised and the remit of RAGES was, therefore, widened to cover all railways in the south east of Scotland.
The Aims of RAGES are:
- To improve the rail service between Edinburgh, Dunbar and Berwick upon Tweed.
- To have East Linton and Reston stations re-opened for active use.
- To improve the level of service to North Berwick.
- To re-open the branch line from Longniddry to Haddington.
- To consider the implications with regard to car parking and bicycle storage at stations between Waverley and Berwick upon Tweed.
- 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.
We have created a letter which you might like to use as a template to send to your local councillor, MSP or MP (or all three!), encouraging them to press for better rail services in your area. We have included the addresses for MSPs and MPs and select the area appropriate to you in the first paragraph. Download here.
RAGES is always looking for new members, especially from East Lothian