Potential operator sought for Meadowmill funicular railway

Meadowmill Bing Enterprise (MBE) has announced that it is seeking to appoint an operator for the forthcoming Prestonpans railway, which will connect the base of the Meadowmill Bing with restaurant at the top of the former spoil heap.

MBE chief executive Pilar Lofo said: “This is a significant step forward in the Meadowmill Funicular”.

Artist impression of Meadowmill Funicular
Artist impression of Meadowmill Funicular

“Over the coming weeks, MBE will hold further discussions with several train operators including Scotrail, HuntGowk and CrossCountry on a number of points of detail, before deciding whether or not to proceed to awarding a contract. This is a normal procedure in complex procurements which follow the ‘competitive dialogue’ methodology.

“Whatever the outcome of the upcoming discussions with our preferred bidder, the railway and visitor facilities (including the planned ‘Pyramid’ Restaurant), and, indeed, the wider Meadowmill estate, will remain in public ownership with MBE managing the day-to-day business.”

For further information please visit MeadowmillFunicular.com