ORR has worked alongside Network Rail throughout the project to ensure that the station meets expected standards for passengers.
The new station is on the East Coast Main Line with connections to Edinburgh Waverley, Dunbar, Newcastle and more.
Many of the £15 million East Linton station’s elements – including its two platforms, lifts, footbridge, and things we may take for granted like lighting and other electricals, have been verified by ORR to ensure they are safe to enter into service and offer a good experience to passengers. This has enabled a quick authorisation ahead of the station’s opening.
ORR authorises new railway stations like East Linton as part of its duty to authorise new, major, upgraded or renewed infrastructure and rolling stock, ensuring they are safe for passengers.
Steve Fletcher, Deputy Director of Engineering and Asset Management at ORR, said: