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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 and was opened to passengers on 15 December 2019.  Some work continues to be carried out.

Tom Dickson, our Membership Secretary, has undertaken to photograph the progress during construction and RAGES would like to recognise his many visits to the station with his camera to make this record.

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

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-09-06

Trees for planting.    06/09/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-08-13

Social distancing on the platform seats    13/08/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-08-13

The vegetation between the tracks has re-appeared    13/08/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-08-13

Working on the cladding on the south tower again    13/08/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-03-22

Progress with the cladding on the south tower    22/03/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-03-05

Landscaping behind platform 2    05/03/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-03-05

The stone cladding appears to be complete on the north lift tower    05/03/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-02-12

The stone cladding is almost complete on the north lift tower    12/02/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-01-24

The stone cladding is now being applied to the lift towers    24/01/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-01-13

The old goods yard where it is believed that the car park will be extended and a new road installed. Once the road is completed the main access road to the station and this new road will form part of a one-way system with the intention that this will facilitate bus services that will be timed to arrive/depart with some of the train services.    13/01/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2020-01-13

This shows the new pavement behind platform 2 as an access path for the contractors with work on a road alongside. It is expected that this will eventually be a pedestrian access   13/01/2020

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-17

Our intrepid photographer beside the plaque after attending the ceremony along with other members of the RAGES committee   17/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-17

The official plaque commerorating the opening of the new platform   17/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-17

The winning posters were revealed after the opening ceremony   17/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-17

Jacqueline Bell cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony   17/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-17                  Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-17

The opening ceremony when the guests were welcomed by Kris Kinnear, Network Rail Commercial Director and speeches made by Bill Reeve (far left), Transport Scotland Director of Rail and Jacqueline Bell, Dunbar Community Council and long-term RAGES member   17/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-15

The departure of the first train at platform 2 being the 10:04 from Newcastle to Edinburgh, albeit it around 15 minutes late! 15/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-15

Click here for a video of the arrival of the first train at platform 2 being the 10:04 from Newcastle to Edinburgh 14 minutes late!    15/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-15

A good view of platform 2 looking west 15/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-15

The first passengers on platform 2 awaiting the arrival of the 10:04 to Edinburgh  15/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-15

The first view of platform 1 from the new footbridge 15/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-12

The invitation to RAGES on the occasion of the opening of the new platform on 17/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-07

The passenger information system is being tested    07/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-07

It's true - there is to be a platform 2    07/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-07

Stonework now tidied up where the goods shed had abutted the main building.    07/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-07

This looks like work on an access route on the south side of the station     07/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-07

This looks like work on an access route on the south side of the station    07/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-12-04

The vegetation has now had its final treatment and the permanent way looks much better. (Photo:Network Rail)    04/12/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-28

First(?) Transpennine Express train stopped at the new platform at 17:38 hrs on 28th November 2019.  ECS Newcastle to Waverley (3S13) presumably on driver training. (Photo: Max Eaves)    28/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-28

Showing the platform lights and the yet to be removed vegetation.  (Note that it has been finally treated as shown in the photograph of 04/12/2019)    28/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-28

Tidying up where the goods shed abutted the main building.    28/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-28

Finishing off at the steps?    28/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-22

Progress at the north tower.    22/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-22

The south lift tower is progressing well.    22/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-14

Much activity around the bridge today. The lift doors can be seen under the canopy at the top of the tower. The good news is that the vegetation between the tracks is to be removed. (Note that it has been finally treated as shown in the photograph of 04/12/2019)   14/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-08

Posts for lighting and security cameras are being put into place.  Vegetation is really bad, but it is hoped that it will be removed soon. (Note that it has been finally treated as shown in the photograph of 04/12/2019)   08/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-08

Posts for lighting and security cameras are being put into place. More vegetation that needs to be removed.  (Note that it has been finally treated as shown in the photograph of 04/12/2019)  08/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-08

Work continues on the south steps. Good idea of the vegetation that needs to be removed.  (Note that it has been finally treated as shown in the photograph of 04/12/2019)   08/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-04

The new footbridge with ScotRail 385 train at platform 1 04/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-04

Everything in place the day after the night before.    04/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-04

Specially lit for this photograph just after the footbridge was put in place on the night shift of 3rd/4th November.  A 500 tonne crane was used to install the footbridge which is 26m long weighing approximately 20 tonnes.  (Photo: Network Rail)    04/11/2019

The Network Rail video of the crane lift can be seen at this link.

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-11-03

The south steps being put in place    03/11/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-10-28

More platform furniture in place 28/10/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-10-28

The first member of the public on the footbridge! (Photo: Barrie Forrest BEM) 28/10/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-10-28

The footbridge waiting for a weather window (Photo: Barrie Forrest BEM) 28/10/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-10-28

The north steps in place 28/10/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-10-28

The north steps in place (Photo: Barrie Forrest BEM) 28/10/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-10-27

A nice night-time shot while Tom was awaiting action 27/10/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-10-27

The stairs arriving 27/10/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-10-11

The south tower's brickwork at its entrance looks almost complete 11/10/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-10-11

The hoarding at the north platform has been removed showing the north tower and its brickwork at the entrance 11/10/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-09-27

The north tower's brickwork at its entrance looks almost complete 27/09/2019

 

Dunbar Platform Construction - 2019-09-17

Brickwork progressing at the foot of the south tower 27/09/2019

 

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