Longer Niddry: Stations change names for games

Musselburgh Station which has beenrenamed Muscleburgh. Picture: Comp

Musselburgh Station which has beenrenamed Muscleburgh. Picture: Comp

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Two East Lothian train stations have changed their names to get into the spirit of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Longniddry and Musselburgh stations are among a group of Scottish stops which have seen their signs changed, becoming Longer Niddry and Muscleburgh

Longer Niddry. Picture: Comp

Longer Niddry. Picture: Comp

To celebrate the largest sporting event Scotland has ever hosted, First ScotRail - an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Team Scotland - made the changes.

Kirsty Marchant, Longniddry and Musselburgh stations team manager, said: “Excitement is building for the Games and we’re proud to be playing our part in helping the local community feel part of it. Hosting the Games is a once in a generation opportunity so hopefully our new, fun signs add to the experience and memories people have of Glasgow 2014.”

These are not the only ScotRail station to be getting a special Games-time identity change. The other stations to be renamed in honour of some of the Games’ 17 sports are: Cambuslang(jump), Dingwall (Ding!Ding!Wall), Falkirk Higher(er), Polmont (Polevault) and Springburn (Sprintburn).