Nightshift work sees lift shafts installed at £15m East Linton station

Network Rail

BAM Nuttall has installed new lift shafts on behalf of Network Rail at the site of the new £15 million East Linton station.

Using a 500-tonne crane, the lift towers were successfully positioned beside the East Coast Mainline across two nightshifts.

Once complete, it will see trains call at the East Lothian village for the first time in over half a century. It will feature two platforms, 128 car parking spaces, and be fully accessible. A station footbridge is also scheduled to be installed in October.

Lisa McKenna, Network Rail project manager for the East Linton station development, said, “The team did a fantastic job installing the lift shafts. Once complete, the new lifts and station footbridge will help deliver easy local access to East Coast Mainline services. Work will now continue on the wider station development, with the station footbridge due to be installed next month.”