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October 2020: St Andrews 'Case for Change' report accepted by Transport Scotland

The St Andrews 'Case for Change', the first part of the STAG evaluation produced by Stantec, has been accepted by Transport Scotland. It, along with other reports, can be accessed via the StARLink website:


or via a DropBox link.

Stantec is now beginning the next stage of the STAG, the Initial Options Appraisal, which should be completed by the end of 2020.

December 2019: Dunbar station gains second platform 2

Dunbar railway station platform 2 became operational on Sunday 15/12/2019 and was officially opened on Tuesday 17/12/2019.

The opening of platform 2 is an enabler of one of RAGES strategic aims of an improved rail service between Edinburgh and Dunbar with services extended to Berwick Upon Tweed at a later stage.

The introduction of this new northbound second platform for Dunbar will provide increased capacity and improved operational flexibility for local and cross border services on the East Coast Main Line.

The £13 million investment has delivered a new 271m platform with a 30m span footbridge and lift access

The official opening ceremony involved a ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling, the ribbon cutting was performed by Jacquie Bell from Dunbar Community Council. In attendance were representatives from Transport for Scotland, Network Rail and their contract partners, local residents, RAGES and Dunbar Community Council.

Photographs and video clips of the platform becoming operational and the opening ceremony can be found on the RAGES website and Facebook page.

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