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 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 Station Opening Day - 23rd May 2022

 

This page records a selection of photographs taken on the day that the new Reston Station received its first train services.  These are drawn from various sources, mostly taken by the RAGES Committee.

Unlike the station build progress pages, this one has the earliest of the day at the top.

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

Other places have a Station Road, but Reston has a Forrest Road, in honour of our Chairman, Barrie Forrest BEM.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

First southbound TPE train of the day at Dunbar.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

Our President, Tom Thorburn, at Dunbar about to board the train.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

RAGES Committee members on the first train southwards.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

Piper at Reston meetng the first train southbound.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

Tom Thorburn, RAGES Honorary President, Matthew Golton, Managing Director TPE, John Lamont MP and Barrie Forrest BEM, RAGES Chairman, at Reston on the first stop southbound.  This train, a first for TPE, is named "St Abb's Head".  23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

Some of the Committee at Berwick coming off the first southbound train.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The train indicator showing LNER's first train northbound will stop at Reston.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

First northbound LNER train at Reston.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

First northbound LNER train at Reston.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The Reston school children making their way to the train for their outing to Edinburgh.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The Minister for Transport, Jenny Gilruth MSP, being interviewed on the Reston platform, having arrived on the second southbound TPE train.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The Minister meeting Tom Thorburn, RAGES Honorary President, on the Reston platform. (Thanks to Radio Borders)  23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The school children meeting the Minister.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The school children with the Minister.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The school children with the Minister before going over the bridge for the train to Edinburgh.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

Busy platforms at Reston awaiting the TPE train to Edinburgh.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The school children boarding the Edinburgh bound train.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

Our Treasurer, Ian Bowman, (right) asking a question of the Minister on the train to Edinburgh.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

The school children arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

After the school children headed off to the museum, our webmaster is seen at Waverley about to board the train to Berwick to enjoy more train travel with his ...   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

... TPE Golden Ticket allowing all day travel on Reston's opening day ...   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

... when he received his TPE goody bag and enjoyed the scenery of East Lothian and the Scottish Borders on his way to Berwick_upon-Tweed and ...   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

... returned on the 13:02 northbound from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Reston where ...   23/05/2022

 

Reston Station Opening Day - 2022-05-23

... he enjoyed a coffee and home baking from the Reston village shop and post office before returning on the 14:16 to Dunbar, his car and home.   23/05/2022