East Linton Station

East Lothian

The development of a new, fully accessible, two-platform station on the East Coast Main Line.

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Project Summary

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.

Project Timeline

  • number 1

    2019 -2020 - Begin initial site investigations

  • number 2

    September 2020 - Pre-planning Public engagement

  • number 3

    December 2020 - Submit Planning Application

  • number 4

    September 2021 - Planning Consent received

Project Updates

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

Project facts & Tasks

Why?

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?

We have proposed 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.