Campaigning for a More Prosperous Levenmouth

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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.


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Levenmouth residents identify public transport as the issue most in need of improvement

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  • September 26th, 2018

As part of the Strategic Assessment and Local Community Planning process, local people across Fife were asked to consider aspects of the physical and social environment where they live and…

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Levenmouth needs regeneration, Edinburgh needs to manage rapid growth = a rail solution

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  • September 23rd, 2018

Edinburgh City Council Chief Exec, Andy Kerr believes the capital will increase its population by 50% over the next 30 years. “The biggest strategic issue” facing Edinburgh was not attracting…

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Young People for Rail Link

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  • August 25th, 2018

On April 23rd the Levenmouth Rail campaign invited pupils from the local schools and college to mark Scotland’s ‘Year of Young people 2018’ to “Walk the Line”. They were accompanied…

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Edinburgh is thriving, Levenmouth needs a connection

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  • August 16th, 2018

Scotland’s capital is becoming ” a magnet for global investment”  . One of the UK’s largest and most significant regeneration projects, the £1 billion Edinburgh St James development is due…

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Levenmouth can supply some of Edinburgh’s vast housing requirement – provided a raillink is in place

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  • July 25th, 2018

This huge demand for 50,000 new houses cannot be met from within the boundaries of Edinburgh city and certainly not within 12 years.    Levenmouth can supply part of this demand…

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Weekly Update @ 18th November: LMRC
The Fife Rail Enhancement Forum, co-ordinated by the Scottish Greens, met this week and involves the four rail campaigns in Fife (St Andrews, Dunfermline-Alloa, Newburgh station as well as Levenmouth). The infamous Beeching Report in the 1960s, although often blamed, did not recommend closure of any of these lines.

Since Fife is badly underserved by railways by any accepted measure, there should be no need for community campaigns to try and reinstate services but that is where we find ourselves. While bus subsidies and services decline, large communities such as Levenmouth not to mention a world- famous town like St Andrews remain unnecessarily isolated while transport investment goes elsewhere in Scotland and the UK. The Hi-Speed Rail plan and Crossrail projects, mainly benefitting southern England, are already consuming huge sums of rail investment funds which could address severe imbalance elsewhere.

In Scotland, sheer timidity in reconnecting towns has meant only three new stations have been approved since 2006 while intercity improvements, and of course, roads have dominated transport investment. You can now travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow by four different rail routes.

This week, a key meeting of elected representatives is being held including LMRC on Friday to try and plan next steps in pushing for reopening the Levenmouth link. The next LMRC Action Meeting, the final one for 2018, is held on Tuesday 27th November from 6.30 at Fife College, Levenmouth Campus at Methilhaven Road in Buckhaven - everyone welcome. More info, tel 01592-713078, email info@levenmouth.co.uk or check our web or facebook pages.
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Weekly Update @ 18th November: LMRC
The Fife Rail Enhancement Forum, co-ordinated by the Scottish Greens, met this week and involves the four rail campaigns in Fife (St Andrews, Dunfermline-Alloa, Newburgh station as well as Levenmouth).  The infamous Beeching Report in the 1960s, although often blamed, did not recommend closure of any of these lines. 

Since Fife is badly underserved by railways by any accepted measure, there should be no need for community campaigns to try and reinstate services but that is where we find ourselves.   While bus subsidies and services decline, large communities such as Levenmouth not to mention a world- famous town like St Andrews remain unnecessarily isolated while transport investment goes elsewhere in Scotland and the UK.  The Hi-Speed Rail plan and Crossrail projects, mainly benefitting southern England, are already consuming huge sums of rail investment funds which could address severe imbalance elsewhere.  

In Scotland, sheer timidity in reconnecting towns has meant only three new stations have been approved since 2006 while intercity improvements, and of course, roads have dominated transport investment.  You can now travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow by four different rail routes.  

This week, a key meeting of elected representatives is being held including LMRC on Friday to try and plan next steps in pushing for reopening the Levenmouth link.  The next LMRC Action Meeting, the final one for 2018, is held on Tuesday 27th November from 6.30 at Fife College, Levenmouth Campus at Methilhaven Road in Buckhaven - everyone welcome. More info, tel 01592-713078, email info@levenmouth.co.uk or check our web or facebook pages.
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