Levenmouth gears up for tourism boost ahead of £116m project’s completion

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AS the £116 million Levenmouth rail link project progresses, businesses in the area are being encouraged to undertake a quiz on the local area to ensure they are familiarised with the types of questions visitors may ask.

The new rail line is set for completion in spring 2024, and will bring rail travel back to the area for the first time in over half a century. With it expected to see a boost in visitor numbers, the Levenmouth Tourism Association (LTA) has launched the new quiz.

Hoped to boost people’s knowledge of local amenities and visitor attractions, it is also aimed at supporting businesses to maximise their potential. Familiarisation trips and enhanced customer service training courses for businesses are also being offered, all with the aim of ensuring that visitors enjoy their experience and want to return again, LTA said.

The organisation added that, once the desired standard is met, those successful will receive rail ready accreditation, which it said means customers or service users can be confident they are dealing with people ‘truly in-the-know’ about the area.

Matt Pointon, Levenmouth Local Tourism Association project manager, said, “We are delighted to be rolling out the rail ready campaign. The reintroduction of the rail link into Levenmouth is only a positive for the area and represents a huge opportunity for the people of Levenmouth to benefit from tourism through an increase in jobs and opportunities.

“By being prepared, working together and really welcoming visitors to Levenmouth, as we have already been doing for years, we can really maximise this opportunity.”