Plea for new station at East Linton

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The need for a new train station at East Linton and more regular train service for Dunbar has been highlighted during a debate on rail services in the Scottish Parliament.

Iain Gray, East Lothian’s MSP, said the current situation where Dunbar was served by a mixture of cross-country and east coast long-distance trains and a handful of local ScotRail trains was “inadequate” for the town’s needs and failed to address the demand for train services from East Linton.

Mr Gray commented: “Given that East Lothian’s population is projected to rise by 33 per cent by 2035 — the biggest projected increase in any part of Scotland — and that in Dunbar itself, planning permission has already been granted for 500 houses that we expect to be built in the near future, it is clear that there is huge potential for rail services to grow in this part of Scotland.”

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