Search starts for Levenmouth train station sites

Sites for stations as part of the reopening of the rail link are now being looked at, Fife Council has confirmed.

Last week, transport secretary Michael Matheson said that all partners involved in the reopening of the Levenmouth rail line are “committed to an opening as soon as possible”.

However, when asked about the progress of the Levenmouth Blueprint, a £10 million fund which aims to make sure the area makes the most of the reopening, he admitted that Fife Council had “difficulty” recruiting a programme manager to take this forward.

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Councillor Altany Craik, transport spokesperson for Fife Council, said it hoped to have someone in the role for spring.

He added: “The programme manager will co-ordinate the £10m fund focusing on promoting economic and social growth within Levenmouth in support of the new rail link.

“Working with Network Rail and Transport Scotland, we’re developing options, including possible station locations. Once ready, this information will be presented to locals and stakeholders for consultation. In addition, we’re also working closely with SEPA and partners on The River Leven project and the linkages with the rail line.

“We’re in the process of developing formal communication channels to help share information and progress with the local community.

“In the meantime, we’re in regular contact with the Levenmouth Rail Campaign to keep them up-to-date with developments.”