History of RAGES - 2007

Date Event Further information
January 2007 RAGES announced that due to increased production costs the annual subscription for ordinary members would increase to £4. It had been £3 since 1999.  
14 January 2007 First ScotRail advised that discounted tickets would not be available on-train where ‘ticket purchasing facilities’ were provided at stations. Report in The Rages Rag issue 32
January 2007 RAGES alerts First ScotRail to the ticket machines not dealing with local council travel cards
February 2007 RAGES responds to Inter City East Coast consultation document
February 2007 Class 322 North Berwick units complete their refurbishment
February 2007 RAGES reports members’ problems with ticket machines to GNER and First ScotRail
14 February 2007 RAGES attended a Transport Security Conference Report in The Rages Rag issue 33
26 February 2007 RAGES gave a presentation to Dunbar Rotary Report in The Rages Rag issue 33
7 March 2007 RAGES gave a presentation to the Haddington and District Amenity Society Report in The Rages Rag issue 33
28 March 2007 RAGES gave a presentation to East Lothian Community Councils Report in The Rages Rag issue 33
May 2007 Extra evening train to and from North Berwick and RAGES continues dialogue with First ScotRail re difficulties with ticket machines and on-train ticketing
28 May 2007 "New MSP for East Lothian - Iain Gray - attends RAGES committee meeting to hear our aims and concerns"
26 June 2007 ECML Route Utilisation Strategy published
2 July 2007 RAGES meets with Transport Portfolio holder for East Lothian Council, Paul McLennan
10 July 2007 New Cross Country franchise awarded to Arriva Trains Report in The Rages Rag issue 34
18 July 2007 RAGES attends ECML RUS briefing meeting Report in The Rages Rag issue 34
24 July 2007 RAGES meets with SEStran our two MSPs and councillors from the two areas
14 August 2007 ECML franchise awarded to NXEC Trains Limited Report in The Rages Rag issue 35
12 September 2007 RAGES 8th AGM held in Dunbar and confirmation of the trial Dunbar services continuing for another year Report in The Rages Rag issue 35
26 September 2007 First ScotRail Forum at Seabird Centre in North Berwick Report in The Rages Rag issue 35
27 September 2007 John Lamont, MSP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, pursues STAG 2 progress Report in The Rages Rag issue 35
1 October 2007 RAGES attended a seminar organised by Arriva Trains to discuss their forthcoming franchise Report in The Rages Rag issue 35
22 October 2007 RAGES meets with Iain Gray to brief him on his forthcoming meeting with the Minister for Transport
23 October 2007 Iain Gray and John Lamont meet with the Minister for Transport and receive a good response with the news that he would like to meet with RAGES
11 November 2007 Arriva takes over the CrossCountry franchise
13 November 2007 RAGES gives a presentation to Haddington Rotary Club
15 November 2007 RAGES responds to Arriva’s CrossCountry Draft Timetable for 2009
1 December 2007 RAGES asks GNER to re-consider the cancelling of the Christmas Eve 07:14 hrs/07:38 hrs train from Berwick/Dunbar
4 December 2007 RAGES meets with East Lothian Councillors and MSP to discuss rail in East Lothian Report in The Rages Rag issue 36
10 December 2007 National Express takes over the ECML franchise
18 December 2007 After additional lobbying from Passenger Focus National Express re-instate the Christmas Eve (and 27th and 28th) train. Report in The Rages Rag issue 36