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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 Haddington stations re-opened for active use.

To monitor the level of service to Reston and North Berwick.  

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.

 

Reston's New Station - Progress of Construction

 

Barrie Forrest BEM and Tom Dickson are photographing the progress during construction and RAGES would like to recognise their work with their cameras 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.

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-06-02

Landscaping continues.   02/06/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The station now in use with many, including the Reston school children, awaiting the TPE train to Edinburgh.  More photographs taken on the day can be seen at this link.  23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-05-18

Overall view of the far side from the car park.   18/05/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-05-18

More landscaping being done.   18/05/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-05-18

Tree planting in progress.   18/05/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-05-11

Landscaping tidied prior to fencing and trees to separate from the farmer's fields.   11/05/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-05-11

Car park area getting tidied up for the station becoming in use.   11/05/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-28

At a recent visit to view and photograph the progress, our committee members were invited onto the platform.  This and the following four photographs were taken by Tom Thorburn or Barrie at that time.   28/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-28

The shelter on the platform.   28/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-28

Signage.   28/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-28

The car park from the platform.   28/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-28

It's not going to stop?   28/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-28

The ticket machine.   28/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-18

A night view from Barrie.   18/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-18

Another aerial view from L Inglis.   18/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-12

Our chairman in the queue for the first train on 23rd May?   12/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-11

Lighting for the emergency stairway and path being installed.   11/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-07

Signage.   07/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-07

Signage.   07/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-07

Information screen.   07/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-07

Signage.   07/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-07

Security cameras.   07/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-04-07

Platform 2 embankment emergency egress path – base layer of tarmac is being laid along the length of the path.   07/04/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-30

Car park.   30/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-25

Car park. Photo by L Inglis.   25/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-25

Station site. Photo by L Inglis.   25/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-25

Shelter and bike shed.   25/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-25

Lift tower.   25/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-25

Station sign at road end.   25/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-16

Car park tarmacing proceeding.   16/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-16

Railings fitted to stairs.   16/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-16

Cladding of lift towers almost complete.   16/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-16

Platform 2 sign.   16/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-16

Platform 1 sign and security cameras.   16/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-16

Proof that the station is there?   16/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-07

Tarmacing of the car park has started and most of the lamp post heads are fitted.  Photo by T Thorburn.  07/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-07

Cladding continues.  Photo by T Thorburn.   07/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-03-01

Work on the car park is progressing.    01/03/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-02-27

From the rear cab of a Nova 1 set on its journey south from Edinburgh to Durham. Photo: Matthew Golten, Managing Director of TransPennine Express and courtesy of TransPennine Express.    27/02/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-02-23

The transparent screens on the footbridge walkway are almost complete.    23/02/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-02-23

Lamp post heads are now appearing.    23/02/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-02-23

Stone cladding has started on the lift towers.    23/02/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-01-28

Work on the footbridge continues.    28/01/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-02-28

Work on the foorbridge and car park continues.    28/01/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2022-01-19

Cladding on the lift tower is progressing.    19/01/2022

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-12-21

Platform lamposts installed awaiting lighting heads.    21/12/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-12-21

Temporary mini roundabout at the station entrance.    21/12/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-12-16

Emergency stairs have been installed.    16/12/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-12-16

Platform shelters have been installed.    16/12/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-12-16

Steps from the footbridge to the platforms are now in place.    16/12/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-11-10

The steps seen here appear to be for access at the end of the platform.    10/11/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-11-10

The permanent platform railings continue to be installed.    10/11/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-11-10

The original access to The Orchard is now closed with access via the station road.    10/11/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-11-03

The permanent platform railings are starting to be installed.    03/11/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-10-27

The new access to The Orchard.    27/10/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-10-22

Access road awaiting its final tarmac coat.    22/10/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-10-22

The new substation has it housing in place.    22/10/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-10-15

The access road is progressing well. The Orchard will be closed off at the main road with access via the station road which appears to be at the gap in the hedge next to the yellow machine.    15/10/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-10-06

Access road preparation with siting of kerb stones.    06/10/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-10-06

The new transformer.    06/10/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-30

The new transformer will replace the existing one and supply the village and the station.    30/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-30

The footbridge from the other side.    30/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-30

The footbridge in the daylight.    30/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-26

Job complete. Photo: Network Rail.  Click here to see their video of the operation.    26/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-26

Bridge structure being lifted into place. Photo: Network Rail.    26/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-19

Bridge structure awaiting its lifting into place.    19/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-19

Bridge structure arriving. Photo: Network Rail.    19/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-17

Cables appear to be terminating in a cabinet to be placed here.    17/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-17

Cables are now being laid in the trenches along the main street.    17/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-08

Foundations on either side for the bridge which was due to come to site on 19/09/2021. Thanks to Logan Inglis and the drone.    08/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-08

Platform construction continues.    08/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-09-08

Tom Thorburn, RAGES President, being interviewed with Borders TV regarding Reston and the re-opening of the Berwickshire line.    08/09/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-08-18

Work is progressing in the village with the installation of the 11kv electrical supplies to cater for the electrical loading of the station.    18/08/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-08-18

Station access road works.    18/08/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-08-03

Platform progress as seen by the drone. Thanks to Logan Inglis.    03/08/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-07-29

Combisafe steel barriers have been erected on the station platforms for the protection of the workers.    29/07/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-07-07

Platform sections are continuing to be put in place for both platforms.    07/07/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-07-07

John Lamont MP (second right) discussed the LNER proposed May 2022 timetable changes at a visit to the site.    07/07/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-07-04

What cannot be seen by our ground-based photographers. With thanks to Logan Inglis and his drone.    04/07/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-07-04

What cannot be seen by our ground-based photographers. With thanks to Logan Inglis and his drone.    04/07/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-07-04

What cannot be seen by our ground-based photographers. With thanks to Logan Inglis and his drone.    04/07/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-06-24

Platform sections are continuing to be put in place as seen against the passing train.    24/06/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-06-16

Both sets of overhead wires are now in place on the new gantries and platform sections are being placed overnight.    16/06/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-06-10

The overhead wires have been moved on the platform one side to the new gantries.  The original masts are still in place.    10/06/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-06-10

The large mobile crane unloading pre-cast blocks for the platform surface.    10/06/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-05-16

Large mobile crane has appeared for about three months to move large pre-cast blocks etc.    16/05/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-05-16

Overhead line tensioning stanchions in place and the new signal (EG423) which will replace the current one due to its position being on the platform.    16/05/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-05-16

Some overhead gantries are now in place with drop arms.    16/05/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-04-22

Drilling machines at work on the platform foundations.    22/04/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-04-01

An aerial photograph showing the extent of the site (Logan Inglis).    01/04/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-04-01

The new masts are appearing (on the right) and this signal has to be moved.    01/04/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-24

Top photograph - our photographer found this relic from the past which is one of the signposts that were positioned on the platforms.  Bottom photograph - our Chairman with his smaller version of a Reston totem as seen in the BBC1 Landward program of 2008.    24/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-24

A close up of the embankment work showing how far it is being extended for the new platform and the new mast foundations which will be covered by the platforms.    24/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-24

A good shot of the embankment work.    24/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-24

New foundations for the OHLE masts which need to be moved to the back of the platforms.    24/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-24

This map of 1899 shows the Bothy, photographed below, pointed to by the orange arrow.  Our chairman remembers it being used by the porters for their tea breaks.    24/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-18

The old railway bothy where bats are currently nesting.    18/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-18

At this time 40 lorry loads of stone are arriving here every day, mainly for the embankments.    18/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-11

It is understood that the netting over the hedgerow is to prevent birds from nesting there, as it the hedgerow is to be removed.    11/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-11

The new pipework has been connected for the village water main.    11/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-11

Significant amounts of hardcore has been laid against the existing earth embankments, presumably to strengthen them to support the weight of the new platforms.    11/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-04

Is our Chairman looking for a job? Perhaps Stationmaster?    04/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-04

Has our President declared his interest in this project!!    04/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-04

There appears to be surveying work taking place on the track, presumably for the new platforms.    04/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-04

We understand that all equipment and supplies required for the platform construction etc. will be taken to site from the old station location. This lorry was dropping off ‘pile driving pipes’ there.    04/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-03-04

Some water pipework to bypass the current water supply network which runs under the tunnel.    04/03/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-02-25

Preparatory work continues at the site - safety is important.    25/02/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-02-25

Preparatory work continues at the site with site offices.    25/02/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-02-16

Preparatory work continues at the site - note our RAGES poster.    16/02/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-02-16

Preparatory work continues at the site.    16/02/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-02-03

Aerial view of the site. Photo by Network Rail.    03/02/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-01-11

Work continues at the site along with archaeological investigations.    11/01/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-01-07

Work continues at the site works as seen from The Orchard.    07/01/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2021-01-04

Work on creating site access as seen from The Orchard.    06/01/2021

 

Reston Station Construction - 2020-12-15

Work has started on creating site access and a vehicle compound.    15/12/2020

 

Reston Station Construction - 2020-11-01

Two of the RAGES committee at the Community Council's public information event about the new station    01/11/2020

 

Reston Station Construction - 2020-02-20

Drilling taking place    20/02/2020

 

Reston Station Construction - 2020-02-20

The contractor's site huts, located on the corner of Main street and The Orchard road junction.    20/02/2020