Monday 14 Dec 2020
East Linton station planning application submitted
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Network Rail has submitted a planning application to East Lothian Council for a new railway station in East Linton.
The planning application is the next step in the process that, if approved by the council, will see construction of a new station on the east coast main line.
The proposal is for a two-platform station that can accommodate six carriage trains, with step-free access via a footbridge with lifts and parking for 126 cars.
The new station will encourage a reduction in road travel, promote greener travel choices and provide additional connectivity to and from Edinburgh.
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, said: “The Scottish Government is committed to improving the economic well-being of communities, encouraging the choice of sustainable transport and providing good quality employment opportunities across Scotland as we plan for our post-Covid recovery. That is why we have committed funding for this scheme which has real potential to deliver a number of benefits for the communities it would serve.
“I welcome the submission of this planning application which acts as a key milestone in the delivery process and enables us to progress our aspirations for the new station to the next stage.”
Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, said: “We are working hard to improve rail links for communities across Scotland and this new station will help open up opportunities for new passengers on our network.
“The local community has been campaigning for a new train station at East Linton for many years and we are pleased that we have been able to work with local and central government to develop plans for this new facility.
“We now look forward to hearing people’s thoughts on the proposals and working with them to make this new station a reality.”
You can find out more about the East Linton station proposal by visiting scotlandsrailway.com/projects
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