Lift Shafts installed at the new East Linton station

Network Rail has installed new lift shafts as part of the new £15m East Linton station development.

The work was carried out by contractor Bam Nuttall, across two nightshifts.

Using a 500-tonne crane, the lift-towers were successfully positioned beside the East Coast Mainline.

The plans for East Linton will see the construction of a two-platform station on the East Coast Mainline, with 128 car parking spaces. The station itself will be fully accessible with the lifts and a new footbridge connecting both platforms with access for pedestrians and cyclists.

The station footbridge will be installed in October.

Completion of the station will see trains call at the East Lothian village for the first time in more than half a century.

Lisa McKenna, Network Rail project manager for the East Linton station development said:

“The team did a fantastic job installing the lift shafts. Once complete, the new lifts and station footbridge will help deliver easy local access to East Coast Mainline services.

“Work will now continue on the wider station development, with the station footbridge due to be installed next month.”