Access to Dunbar Station

A new access on the south of Dunbar Rail Station has long been an aspiration as it would shorten the trip to the station for people who live on the south and west of the railway. The path arrangements received Planning Permission (21/00033/PCL) in March 2021 and we are now progressing with the detailed design, with support from the Stantec consultancy.

The path will be constructed partly on land where we are still in negotiations with a local landowner over purchasing, and we cannot start on construction until this is concluded. We are also talking to Network Rail about continuing the path to the platform within their boundary.

We expect to have the detailed design work completed by Spring 2023.

Sketch showing overview of Dunbar station southern access path