Development of the East Linton train station has taken another step forward after lift shafts were installed by Network Rail.

The plans for East Linton will see the construction of a two-platform station on the east coast mainline, including 128 car parking spaces.

The station will be fully accessible for pedestrians and cyclists with the lifts and a new footbridge connecting both platforms.

The £15m project got underway in February this year and is expected to have a completion date of March 2024.

When complete, it will be the first time the village has had a railway station since 1964.

Campaigners have called for a station to return for more than two decades.

The lift shaft work was carried out by contractor Bam Nuttall over two nights using a 500-tonne crane that successfully positioned the lift towers beside the east coast mainline.

The next step in the project will see a station footbridge to be installed next month.

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."