East Linton Station

East Linton Station

Work is complete on the new, fully accessible, two-platform station on the East Coast Main Line.

Improving connectivity in East Lothian

In January 2015 Network Rail agreed to develop proposals for a new station in East Linton with the objective of providing a new two-platform station on the East Coast Main Line. In December 2023, this station opens to passenger services.

Project Timeline

  1. 2019 -2020 - Begin initial site investigations
  2. September 2021 - Planning Consent received
  3. December 2021 - Preparatory work on-site gets underway
  4. February 2022 - Work gets underway on main construction
  5. December 2023 - Construction is complete and passenger services will begin to operate

Project Updates

  • Date announced for opening of East Linton station

    East Linton station platforms

    Network Rail has completed the construction of East Linton station.

    Rail services set to call at the new two-platform East Coast Main Line station from Wednesday, 13 December 2023.

    You can read more here.

  • Construction starts on East Linton station

    East Linton station Artist's impression
    East Linton station development

    Work is now underway to build the new East Linton station.

    Following successful completion of preparatory work on the site, engineers building the new £15m station are about to begin piling to create the foundations for the new station platforms.

    You can read more here.

  • Preparatory works underway at East Linton

    Preparatory work is underway ahead of the construction of the new East Linton station which will see trains call at the village for the first time in more than half a century.

    The team have started work to set up access roads and the site compound that will support the development over the next twelve months before marking out, clearing and levelling the area that will be the site of the new station.

    You can read more here.

  • Planning consent received for East Linton station development

    East Lothian Council's planning committee has approved proposals which will see a station open in the village of East Linton for the first time in more than half a century.

    The plans for East Linton will see the construction of a two-platform station on the East Coast mainline, with 126 car parking spaces. The station itself will be fully accessible with lifts and a footbridge connecting both platforms.

    You can read more about the plan here


New stations are an important part of improving local transport networks, stimulating economic development and opening up social, cultural, education, employment and leisure opportunities for people.

Providing a train service to Edinburgh and Berwick/Newcastle from a new station will help facilitate growth, assist regeneration and provide, long term sustainability for a local community.

What will change?

Construction is now complete on a new fully accessible station that will serve the local area. It will provide direct access to communities on both sides of the railway via active travel - walking/cycling paths - and offer step free access across the railway via a footbridge with lifts.