Story at Reston
In October 2002, RAGES handed over a petition of 1862 signatures to the
Scottish Parliament. The full story is in
The Rages Rag issue 15. The
response from the Petitions Committee, as detailed in
The Rages Rag
issue 16, was a bit disappointing, but they suggested that we developed
links with the Scottish Borders Council with a view to participating in
their conducting a feasibility study into the re-opening of Reston
RAGES has long been pressing for the re-introduction of the local
service from Edinburgh to Berwick with the possible re-opening of
stations at East Linton and Reston.
The main campaign story can be read at this link.
met the Minister for Transport on 13 March 2008 as reported in
Rag Issue 37 which culminated in a visit by him to the site of a new
Reston station on 5 August 2008.
The Rages Rag Issue 39 has more details of the visit.
RAGES were fortunate to have a meeting with the Minister for Transport, Keith Brown, MSP, in November 2011. This had mixed results, but he has promised to visit East Linton and Reston to see for himself the areas that would be served. The report on the meeting can be seen in The Rages Rag Issue 52.
Since then the Minister visited East Linton, Reston and Eyemouth on 28 February 2012 where he was impressed by what he saw. A full report is in The Rages Rag Issue 53.
MVA Consultancy attended a recent Reston and Auchencrow Community Council meeting to hear first-hand why the local community needed a rail station at Reston. A report can be seen in The Rages Rag Issue 55.
The Scottish Borders Council has now submitted a joint bid for funding of Reston Station from the Scottish Government's Station Investment Fund.
Network Rail's ground work for assessing the cost of the new station here is progressing, as Barrie's photograph shows.