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


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.


RAGES Annual General Meeting

This year’s Annual General Meeting has been cancelled due to the on-going government COVID restrictions regarding the number of people that can meet in one place.

The committee has taken this decision early to give sufficient notice to our guest speakers so that they can re-schedule their diaries and also to those members who were intending to attend.

Each RAGES member will now receive a Chairperson's report which will include a financial account statement.

Anyone requiring further information can send an email to


Virtual Tour of Proposed Station at Reston

Information about the planned online public consultation meeting and what the new station will look like can be seen at the Reston page.

Network Rail Engineering Works

Network Rail has informed its neighbours that engineering work will be carried out on many nights from 15th August to 20th December 2020 between 21:00 and 07:00 from Longniddry to Dunbar in order to renew railway components and track.

They apologise in advance for the noise that may occur. 

East Coast Trains Ltd

By 2021, FirstGroup will offer a new travel choice for passengers between London, north-east England and Scotland with great value fares and high-quality service:

RAGES representatives were to put the case for this new venture to include stops at Dunbar.

Other News

From 7th September CrossCountry will be re-instating the 07:00 hrs service from Dunbar to Edinburgh Waverley.

They also advise that timetable leaflets and posters in their stations are no longer accurate. Information on services offered by other transport providers - such as bus, tram and ferry links - in our online journey planner may not be accurate. Please check with Traveline Scotland at , or on 0871 200 22 33.