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Title: Reston Station
Post by: Red Squirrel on April 07, 2021, 04:54:29 pm
Reston village set for new rail station for the first time in 50 years

For the first time in more than half a century, a train station is set to open in the Scottish Borders village of Reston.

The Scottish Borders Council’s planning committee has accepted proposals for the station.

The plans include two new 270m long, 4m wide station platforms, waiting shelters, seating and ticket machines. The embankment would be widened to accommodate the platforms.

A new footbridge is also included that will cross the railway, incorporating lift shafts and stairs on either side. The north lift shaft would reach a height of around 17m and would serve three levels, the interchange, the north platform and the bridge crossing.

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Source: Rail Technology Magazine

Reston will be a stop for local trains on the ECML to serve a village of 350 souls. It will presumably also act as a railhead for Eyemouth and Coldingham, which will increase its catchment to perhaps 5000 within a 6km radius.

Interesting to compare this with Pilning, where the station already exists and is within 6km of Almondsbury, Olveston, Tockington, Littleton, Aust, Pilning, Severn Beach and a significant chunk of North Bristol!

Title: Re: Reston Station
Post by: CyclingSid on April 08, 2021, 06:46:09 am
The answer is Devolution!

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