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

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Aims of RAGES

To improve the rail service between Edinburgh, Dunbar and Berwick upon Tweed.

To have East Linton and Reston stations re-opened for active use.

To improve the level of service to North Berwick.

To re-open the branch line from Longniddry to Haddington.

To consider the implications with regard to car parking and bicycle storage at stations between Waverley and Berwick upon Tweed.

To keep under scrutiny the standards of passenger facilities at stations between Waverley and Berwick, including North Berwick, and to draw the attention of the relevant bodies to shortcomings which arise.

The group, being environmentally minded, will actively strive to encourage rail travel within its geographical area.

 

Dunbar's New Platform - Progress of Construction

Construction of the new platform at Dunbar started in May 2019.

The latest programme of work at Dunbar can be seen in Network Rail's letter at this link

Tom Dickson, our Membership Secretary, has undertaken to photograph the progress during construction.

Selected images will be shown here with the latest at the top of this web page and captions below each photograph.

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-09-17

This image is from Graeme Roberts's Facebook page shows the extent of the new platform (the white strip across the middle of the image) from his microlight 17/09/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-09-16

This shows the offset of the two towers to allow for the bridge to fit between them. The image below shows the hole in the south tower which the bridge will cover 16/09/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-09-16

This shows the start of the brickwork for the stairs on the north side 16/09/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-09-16

A nice evening photograph with the shelter now on the new platform 16/09/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-09-09

The tower rising on the south side 09/09/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-09-09

Foundation works on the south side possibly for the shelter 09/09/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-09-06

Further progress on the north side tower 06/09/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-08-28

The bridge is taking shape on the north side 28/08/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-08-28

New overhead lines and masts for the length of the new platform 28/08/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-08-28

The foundation for the bridge on the south side 28/08/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-08-12

The new platform is taking shape 12/08/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-08-12

Work on the foundations for the bridge on the new platform 12/08/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-08-12

Temporary access on the south side to the platform works. Will this be a permanent access for passengers? 12/08/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-08-12

The old goods shed now gone and foundations being constructed for the new access building to the second platform 12/08/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-07-18

Work continues with a tamper in the siding 18/07/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-07-04

The old goods shed now being demolished to make way for the new access building to the second platform 04/07/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-07-04

The old goods shed now being demolished 04/07/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-06-10

Site area at the old goods yard 10/06/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-06-10

Barriers in place on the south side 10/06/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-06-10

With the number of portaloos, the construction force could be quite large 10/06/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-05-20

Initial barriers in place on the south side and clearance started 20/05/2019


Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-05-20

Site offices have arrived 20/05/2019