A NEW railway station in the Scottish Borders will increase the number of trains calling at Dunbar.

The first passenger service in more than 50 years stopped at Reston Station at 6.16am on Monday.

Before the £20 million project was completed, the village had not had a passenger rail service since 1964.

Border Piper Sandy Mutch played Scotland the Brave as the service arrived.

The new services operate in each direction seven times a day between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed (calling at Dunbar and Reston) and five times a day between Edinburgh and Newcastle (calling at Dunbar, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, Morpeth and Reston, with limited calls at Cramlington).

Eileen Anderson, 84, who worked in the station’s ticket office in 1962, was invited to the opening by TransPennine Express.