Official Reston Station Opening Event Honors Local Community

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Organized by the Scottish Borders Council, yesterday’s (Thursday) event was an opportunity to thank the people of Reston and surrounding areas for their efforts.

Local residents, including members of Reston Community Council, rail campaign group RAGES and members of Scottish Borders Council – along with representatives from the Scottish Government, Network Rail and major rail operating companies – all joined in gathered in the station car park as Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth gave a welcome speech and had the honor of cutting the ceremonial ribbon.

Community representatives also spoke about their experiences and involvement over the past few years in helping to make the reopening of Reston Station a reality.

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Officials at the official opening event for Reston Station. Photo by Phil Wilkinson.

The station welcomed its first passengers on May 23 and has already proven to be a vital transport link, helping to improve connectivity in rural areas of Berwickshire.

Councilor Euan Jardine, Leader of Scottish Borders Council, said: “The delivery of this new station would not have been possible without effective collaboration and partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish Borders Council, East Lothian Council, SEStrans and the local community.

“It is hoped that this facility will encourage more sustainable economic growth, while making the surrounding area more accessible.”

After the ceremony, all attendees were then invited back to Reston Village Hall for lunch and drinks.

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