Big Protest On Planning for Reston
However, instead of a planned ScotRail commuter service to Edinburgh, the station is expected to be served by just four trains a day in each direction from cross-Border operators. Two-hourly ScotRail trains between Edinburgh and Berwick, which would have called at Reston, were written into Abellio’s franchise in 2014.
The then transport minister Keith Brown ...
However, the two hourly service was later scrapped because of delays to the station which was originally due to have been finished in 2016, replacing one closed 57 years ago.
Now, a draft east coast main line timetable for May 2022 reveals it will include just one LNER and three CrossCountry services a day calling at Reston in each direction.
Berwickshire Conservative MSP Rachael Hamilton ...
Four trains a day, arbitrarily plucked out of trains from "over the border" will NEVER attract the number of passengers that the new station was intended to serve.
There seems to be some particularly daft and unjoined up decision making here, plus a good measure of the usual.
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