Why Reinstate the Line?
We want to make our local community a more prosperous, healthier and attractive place to live and work. We believe reinstating the rail line to allow direct trains to/from Edinburgh is a vital requirement for this to happen.
The latest STAG (Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance) report was published on 17 May 2019. Find it at https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/44923/preliminary-options-appraisal-report-levenmouth-sustainable-transport-study.pdf
It reduces 12 possible options to six which should be considered further in a final report. Of these six, four relate to bus provision (infrastructure such as shelters and real-time information), better links within Levenmouth, improved links to local rail stations and better bus connections to Scottish cities and major towns. The next is the reinstatement of the rail line from Leven (either just for passengers or, probably more sensibly, also for freight). The last in additional active travel provision mainly in terms of walking and cycling routes.
These six are not mutually exclusive.
The final report will look particularly at feasibility and cost.
Clearly the campaign favours the rail option for both passengers and freight which scores higher on most of the criteria is it measured against compared with the other options but equally clearly would be at greater costs, ie greater costs and greater benefits in terms of education, employment and tourism.
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