There was a very historic and special occasion in East Linton on Wednesday with the opening of the village’s new train station.

Council Leader Norman Hampshire is pictured alongside Transport Minister Fiona Hyslop, East Lothian MSP Paul McLennan and Alex Hynes, Managing Director of Scotland’s Railway, at the official opening. Also present were members of the local community including children from East Linton Primary School, representatives of local groups as well as RAGES (Rail Action Group East of Scotland).

The £15 million station reconnects East Linton to the national rail network for the first time in almost six decades.

Councillor Hampshire said: “The arrival of the first train at the new East Linton Station is a historic moment for the local community. After so many decades without passenger services, people living and working in the area are very excited and will benefit greatly from improved transport connections.

“East Lothian Council has invested almost £3.5 million in this fantastic new infrastructure. With the county being one of Scotland’s fastest growing areas, we believe the new station can also boost the local economy.”

You can read more about the station, as well as quotes from the Transport Minister and Scotland’s Railway, on the Transport Scotland website.

Published: Wednesday, 13th December 2023