History of RAGES - 2016

Date Event Further information
January 2016 Second ticket machine installed at Dunbar
     
23 March 2016 RAGES chairman meets Minister for Transport along with MSPs, SEStran and council representatives  
     
12 April 2016 RAGES gives a presentation of our work at SENRUG  
     
May 2016 Barrie Forrest met the First Minister at Eyemouth during the election campaigning  
     
14 June 2016 RAGES chairman meets Minister for Transport along with MSPs, SEStran and council representatives  
     
27 June 2016 Local rail meeting in Haddington  
     
25 July 2016 Open meeting at Prestonpans with Phil Verster, MD ScotRail Alliance, to discuss the North Berwick/Dunbar service Report in The Rages Rag issue 67
     
5 August 2016 The Councils and SEStran write to the Minister for Transport with a new offer for the stations  
     
12 September 2017 RAGES 17th Annual General Meeting Report in The Rages Rag issue 67
     
November 2016 Minister for Transport increases the funding for East Linton and Reston stations Report in The Rages Rag issue 67
     
November 2016 RAGES writes to CrossCountry re their proposed timetable changes Report in The Rages Rag issue 68
     
24 November 2016 RAGES chairman writes to the Minister appealing for the final funding shortfall to be allocated from the new monies to be given to Scotland as announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement  
     
7 December 2016 ScotRail announces a short term solution for overcrowding on the North Berwick service by utilising 6-cars sets which will be training drivers.  This will last for three months, but will return to 4-car sets until the new trains become available in the Autumn. Report in The Rages Rag issue 68
     
11 December 2016 Virgin Trains East Coast add two new services Report in The Rages Rag issue 68