HomeInfrastructureConstruction of Scotland’s next new station begins

Construction of Scotland’s next new station begins

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Work has started on the construction of Reston station, in the Scottish Borders.

Following the successful completion of preparatory work, primarily diverting an existing water main, BAM Nuttall’s team has now started work to create the embankments for the new station platforms – the first phase of construction that will see a station open in the Borders village of Reston for the first time in more than half a century.

Click here for a 360° panoramic view of BAM Nuttall’s site at Reston.

Plans for Reston’s new station include two platforms on the East Coast main line, along with a 70-space car park and a new access road. The station itself will be fully accessible, with lifts and a footbridge connecting the two platforms.

Jerry Dickson, BAM Nuttall.

BAM Nuttall operations manager Jerry Dickson said: “We’re delighted to be underway in creating another brand-new station for Scotland’s Railway.

“BAM has a proud history in delivering new rail infrastructure in the Scottish Borders and we’re looking forward to helping even more of the region to access rail transport.”

The first phase of the work, which will run until the end of June, will see the creation of embankments to support the new platforms, drainage built on the new access road and pilling to support the installation of new signalling and overhead line equipment.

Alex Hynes, Scotland’s Railway.

Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, added: “It is great to see work on Reston station getting underway, as we are committed to working alongside the Scottish Government to open up our railway to as many communities as possible across Scotland.

“This station will create new social and economic opportunities for people in Reston and the surrounding communities and we will work hard to deliver the new facility for the area as quickly as possible.

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

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Improvements carried out on major London route

A revamp of 1980s signalling systems over the weekend saw services stopped temporarily between London Victoria and East Croydon. Trains were diverted to London Bridge...

Northern takes control of major rail facility

Northern has confirmed it now has full control of Neville Hill depot in Leeds. Previously, the depot – along with its 550-strong staff of engineers,...

HS2 trains to be built in UK – but by whom?

German train maker Siemens has launched a legal challenge to HS2 awarding its rolling stock contract to a joint venture of Hitachi Rail and...
- Advertisement -

More news

Operator appeals for more considered use of emergency alarms

Passengers hitting the emergency alarms have cause 17 hours of delay in only half a year for one operator. From 1 April to 4 September...

Rail safety cyber security expert lands professor role

Rail safety cyber security specialist Dr Emma Taylor has taken up the role of visiting professor at Cranfield University. The appointment involves lecturing in the...

Night Tube set to return next month

After being suspended because of the pandemic, Transport for London (TfL) has said that the Night Tube is set to make a comeback in...
NEWSLETTER SIGN UP