Campaign to re-open Borders train station takes big step forward

Train passing through Reston. The station closed in the 1960s Credit: ITV Border

A Borders railway station that closed more than half a century ago is set to re-open within the next five years.

Reston station, which sits on the East Coast Mainline, fell victim to the infamous Beeching cuts of the mid-1960s.

Campaigners have long been calling for its re-instatement and say the nearby communities of Eyemouth, Coldingham and St Abbs and the wider area would benefit from a new train connection.

Network Rail is now taking forward design proposals for a re-built station on the old site.

“We’re working closely with Transport Scotland to develop proposals for a new station at Reston and expect to deliver the facility during our next five-year funding cycle which begins in April this year.”

Network Rail spokesperson