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


Berwick Gallery

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.


East Coast Main Line Services

Whilst RAGES main aim is the re-instatement of the local service between Edinburgh and Berwick, we maintain a watchful eye on the East Coast main line services run by CrossCountry and Virgin Trains East Coast and take any action as appears necessary.

New Franchise

Virgin Trains East Coast took over the east coast main line franchise on 1 March 2015.  More details are in The Rages Rag issue 64.

Meet the Manager

Prior to the new franchisee takeover, in February 2015, Barrie Forrest met Jonny Holdcroft, Stakeholder Communications Manager, at Berwick.

Tom Thorburn met the Manager at Dunbar on the same day.

The points raised can be seen in The Rages Rag issue 64

RAGES Meeting with East Coast MD

In the hope to get improved services at Dunbar with East Coast, a meeting with Karen Boswell, Managing Director of East Coast to discuss their service in our area took place on 19th March 2012 and is reported in The Rages Rag Issue 53.