Electric car charging points at the newly reopened Reston station are still not working and are causing problems for drivers in Berwickshire.
All 10 charge points in the free car park outside of the new station are showing as not working on the ChargePlace Scotland app, which runs most charge points in the Scottish Borders.
The problem is compounded by the fact that local residents are reporting problems with chargers at Grantshouse and Eyemouth, meaning people are having to travel to Berwick to charge up.
ChargePlace Scotland is the electric charging network owned by the Scottish Government.
Local MP, John Lamont, has been hearing about the out-of-order chargers from local residents and on his surgery tour. He has written to the relevant authorities to ensure they are fixed promptly.
Scottish Borders Council have said that engineers have been sent out to inspect chargers at Eyemouth and Grantshouse and replacement parts have been ordered.
John Lamont MP said:
“Reston station is a great new addition to the transport network in Berwickshire and I am so happy to see it up and running.
“Sadly, the electric chargers are not working and this is causing problems for locals and users of the station.
“If people perceive the electric charging networks to be poor locally, it also belittles the case for people making the switch to battery powered vehicles.
“I am glad that Scottish Borders Council have acted promptly to get the chargers at Grantshouse and Eyemouth back online quickly.
“I am still waiting to hear back from the operators of the Reston chargers and hope to get this resolved promptly.”