History of RAGES - 2008

Date Event Further information
27 February 2008 Final ECML Route Utilisation Strategy report is published Report in The Rages Rag Issue 37
13 March 2008 RAGES meets with the Minister for Transport, Stewart Stevenson MSP  
26 March 2008 Meeting with East Lothian Council Report in The Rages Rag issue 37
April 2008 RAGES writes to CrossCountry re proposed removal of one toilet and the need for a five-coach set on the 17:05 ex-Edinburgh Report in The Rages Rag issue 37
3 April 2008 First ScotRail franchise extended by three years Report in The Rages Rag issue 38
May 2008 RAGES attends a meeting with Scottish Borders Council Report in The Rages Rag issue 38
20 May 2008 Scottish Borders Council issue a press release in support of a station at Reston
19 June 2008 RAGES attends a Stag User Group meeting Report in The Rages Rag issue 38
28 June 2008 As a result of train cancellations on this day RAGES writes to CrossCountry and Nation Express East Coast for an explanation Report in The Rages Rag issue 38
July 2008 East Lothian Council confirm the safeguarding of land for a station at East Linton Report in The Rages Rag issue 38
July 2008 Transport Scotland launches a consultation into additional rail services between Edinburgh and Berwick Report in the Supplement to The Rages Rag issue 38
5 August 2008 Minister for Transport visits East Linton, Dunbar and Reston Report in The Rages Rag issue 39
11 September 2008 Ninth Annual General Meeting of RAGES Report in The Rages Rag issue 39
October 2008 Track renewal on the North Berwick line Report in The Rages Rag issue 39
24 October 2008 RAGES features in the BBC magazine programme Landward Report in The Rages Rag issue 39
November 2008 RAGES invited and responded to the Consultation on Initiatives Related to the ScotRail Franchise Extension
November 2008 RAGES attends an Edinburgh meeting of Railfuture when there was a talk on Tram Trains Report in The Rages Rag issue 40
December 2008 The new CrossCountry timetable caused concern about “missing” trains Report in The Rages Rag issue 40
15 December 2008 Newcraighall trains now linked to the Fife Circle Report in The Rages Rag issue 40