NETWORK Rail has commenced work on the build of the new Cameron Bridge Station as part of the £116 million Levenmouth rail link project.
The two-platform station will serve the western end of the line, with it connecting the communities of Cameron Bridge and Methihill to the rail network for the first time in more than five decades.
Located southeast of Windygates just off the A915, it will also serve as a park and ride facility for communities across the East Neuk of Fife. It will have 125 car parking spaces in total, with provision for EV charging, accessible spaces, and cycle storage.
Furthermore, the station will have a footbridge and lifts as well as a bus stop, turning circle, and will connect to local communities via new footpaths being constructed, as well linking to Methihill via a new footbridge over the river to the south.
The first work set of work on site sees the construction of the foundations for the 196m platforms, which will be done using more than 100 precast units and approximately 200 cubic metres of concrete.
Network Rail said it is anticipated that work to create the new Cameron Bridge station will take approximately ten months and will be opened as part of the overall delivery of the Levenmouth rail link in Spring 2024.
The rail organisation demolished the platforms of the old Cameron Bridge station late last year, with the spoil moved 200m to the east to the site of the new station, with it set to be utilised within the new development.
Tommy McPake, Network Rail project manager for the Levenmouth rail link, said, “We are delighted to be starting work to construct the new Cameron Bridge station.
“While work is progressing well on track elements of the new line, the stations will be the gateway to the rail network for local people and it is great to get work moving on what will be the public facing elements of the project.
“In the coming months, the community will see a lot of work happening and quickly as the project gathers momentum and starts to build towards the opening of the line in Spring 2024.”