Communities across East Lothian will benefit from a unique agreement between First ScotRail and East Lothian Council (ELC).
Train operator ScotRail have signed a concordat with ELC to work together to maintain and enhance rail services in the region.
The rail concordat - the first of its kind in Scotland – commits ScotRail and ELC to a close working relationship aimed at further boosting the social, economic and environmental benefits of railways.
The concordat will encourage economic growth, getting people to work, connecting communities and businesses, and opening up leisure opportunities.
Working on issues such as increasing services during off-peak travel times, the concordat will also highlight the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping achieve ScotRail’s aims for the rail network.
Sean Duffy, ScotRail’s Commercial Director, said: “Our services are crucial in East Lothian, by getting people to work, connecting families and communities, and contributing to carbon reduction.”
Michael Veitch, ELC transport spokesperson, said: “Rail services are extremely important in East Lothian and I am delighted we are entering into this agreement.”