Construction begins on new £15m station at East Linton in Scotland

WCN Editorial Team 11 Feb 2022 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Network Rail has announced the start of construction on the new £15m East Linton station in Scotland.

The team is now about to commence piling work for creating the foundations for the new station platforms, after completion of the preparatory work on the project site.

This is said to be the first phase of the construction work on the East Linton station.

The project will include construction of a two-platform station on the East Coast mainline.

The new station will have lifts and a footbridge which will connect both the platforms along with access for cyclists and pedestrians.

It will provide connection into Edinburgh Waverley for people commuting into the capital.

Slated to open in 2023, the station at East Linton will also include a drop-off space, 125 car parking spaces, and bus stop with shelter.

By providing a new public transport link, the new station is expected to support economic growth.
Scotland transport minister Jenny Gilruth said: “I’m pleased that work is now starting to re-open the station at East Linton.

“This project demonstrates our ambition to expand Scotland’s Railway and our commitment to deliver all the benefits that new transport hubs bring to communities and to our Net Zero ambitions.

“As well as improving connectivity to the capital, the new station is a gateway for local people which will open-up greener end-to-end journeys for work, education and leisure.

“It is an exciting development that has the potential to transform life for local people and the communities the station will serve.”

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Artist's impression of proposed East Linton station as viewed from above. Credit: Network Rail.

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