Public to have its say on £70m rail link project

THE Fife public will be asked for their views on various aspects of Network Rail’s £70 million Levenmouth Rail link project.

Levenmouth is the largest urban area in Scotland not served by any direct rail link, after the original track closed in 1969. The project will bring two new stations to Fife and 12 miles of track which will link Levenmouth to the mainline rail network – allowing for direct train services to Edinburgh.

A new site has been launched to inform the public on the development. Various information sharing sessions will be held on the platform, with users also having the opportunity to speak directly with the team developing the project.

Those interested can book fifteen-minute video chat slots with the team between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday 9th Thursday 10th and Wednesday 16th December. Network Rail said there will be more than 30 appointments available.

Graeme Stewart, Network Rail’s sponsor for the Levenmouth project, said, “The current restrictions means that we cannot engage with communities like we would in normal times, but we are still keen to share information about the project and get feedback from local people ahead of coming to any decisions. Thankfully, technology gives us the opportunity to meet with people online and hear their views and concerns. It offers us the chance to talk about the project and the benefits it will bring to the local area.

“In reinstating the Leven line, we are looking at how we can get best value from this investment and are working with key stakeholders to develop proposals which positively impact on the local economy, communities and future opportunities for the whole area.

“We would encourage anyone who is interested to take part and I am looking forward to meeting with you online and hearing your views on the proposals.”

The Levenmouth project website, which will host the sessions, can be accessed by clicking here. For those unable to access the online events, comments and questions on the project can be emailed to: