History of RAGES - 2005

Date Event Further information
20 January 2005 East Lothian and Scottish Borders Councils announce remaining 50% funding for STAG 1 for the local rail service from Edinburgh to Berwick Report in The Rages Rag issue 24
January 2005 Fuller details about devolution of railways to Scottish Executive Report in The Rages Rag issue 24
February 2005 GNER and Virgin CrossCountry announced an improved timetable for Dunbar starting in June Report in The Rages Rag issue 25
2 March 2005 First ScotRail held a forum in North Berwick Report in The Rages Rag issue 25
1 May 2005 GNER starts a new seven-year franchise for the ECML Report in The Rages Rag issue 25
12 June 2005 Virgin CrossCountry stop at Dunbar for the first time Report in The Rages Rag issue 26
July 2005 New GB-wide Rail Passenger Council to be formed. James King to be its Scottish member Report in The Rages Rag issue 26
July 2005 New bus services to offer connections at Drem and North Berwick stations Report in The Rages Rag issue 26
July 2005 The old class 322 EMUs are seen back in Scotland – speculation about their return to North Berwick Report in The Rages Rag issue 26
July 2005 RAGES writes to the Haddington and District Community Council to arrange a meeting to progress the re-opening of the Haddington rail branch
July 2005 National Audit Office publish survey of Britain’s stations Report in The Rages Rag issue 27
August 2005 Class 322 EMUs replace the temporary ex-Virgin units
27 September 2005 RAGES 6th Annual General Meeting held in East Linton with Gordon Dewar of First ScotRail as guest speaker Report in The Rages Rag issue 27
November 2005 STAG1 report on the local rail service from Edinburgh to Berwick is published Report in The Rages Rag issue 28
December 2005 RAGES responds to a Scottish Executive Consultation Report in The Rages Rag issue 28