Watch: countdown clocks switched with 100 days to go to Leven's new rail link

Countdown clocks marking the final 100 days until Leven’s long awaited rail link goes live have been activated.
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They have been placed at the two new stations on the £116m project at at Leven and Cameron Bridge, and Waverley Station in Edinburgh. The six-mile track will reconnect the area to the rail network when the first services depart on June 2 - the first trains to roll locally for 55 years.

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To mark the countdown, Fiona Hyslop, Transport Minister, unveiled the clock at Waverley, while local schoolchildren marked the day with a visit to the Leven sites.

The countdown clock at Waverley Station in Edinburgh (Pic: Network Rail)The countdown clock at Waverley Station in Edinburgh (Pic: Network Rail)
The countdown clock at Waverley Station in Edinburgh (Pic: Network Rail)
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The Scottish Government-funded initiative is expected to bring real economic benefits to the area as visitors and residents make use of the line.

Ms Hyslop said: “The two new stations will reduce the need for car travel and in doing so contribute to the wider decarbonisation of transport. The active travel links to the stations will encourage more walking, wheeling, and cycling which makes for healthier lifestyles. This Scottish Government investment of over £116m demonstrates our commitment to enhancing public transport links.”