Class 380 EMU at Drem on its first day
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Berwick Gallery

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TPE at Berwick on the first day of services. Photo: T Thorburn.

 

Berwick waiting room revamp October 2018. Photo: B Forrest.

 

Berwick waiting room revamp October 2018. Photo: B Forrest.

 

LNER Train near Berwick. Photo: B Forrest.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train at Burnmouth. Photo: B Forrest.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast train at Berwick station. Photo: B Forrest.

 

CrossCountry train at Berwick station with latest sign. Photo: B Forrest.

 

East Coast train at Berwick station in previous livery. Photo: B Forrest.

 

Story at Berwick

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.

TransPennine Express (TPE) - New Services

TPE informed RAGES that they will provide five new services per weekday in each direction from the December 2021 timetable change. These Edinburgh/Newcastle trains will call at Berwick, Reston, Dunbar (four northbound, five southbound), and East Linton when it opens. An additional two Edinburgh to Berwick services will be introduced at the May 2022 timetable change. These trains will call at Reston and East Linton.

Photograph opposite is the TPE 18:07 northbound service into Berwick on the first day of services into Berwick and Dunbar on Sunday 12th December.

Berwick Station

Our Berwick Representative, Barrie Forrest BEM, visited the station last week (4th October) and reports that the booking office has again moved and reduced from two windows to one. 

Barrie noted that there were long queues and a lot of frustration.

His photographs taken at his visit are seen opposite.