Campaigning for a More Prosperous Levenmouth

Levenmouth Rail Campaign

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.

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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Latest Transport Study Update

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  • April 9th, 2019

The latest projected date for the final report on the latest Levenmouth Sustainable Transport Study (STAG) is now 31st May. Commissioned by Transport Scotland and conducted by PBA Consultants, this…

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Regenerating railways in Fife

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  • December 9th, 2018

In the December issue of The Railway Magazine Graeme Pickering looks at two reopening proposals in Scotland which could again connect the conurbation of LevenMouth, the university town of St…

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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 Executive 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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We would encourage as many people as we can to get along to this meeting and speak up for their communities!

We need good quality Jobs for the people of this area and decent transport links for people to get to job!

Fife - Ready For Renewal
Buckhaven Community Centre Thursday 20th of June 6pm-8pm Community Meeting: EDF, come and meet the people of Fife. Families and children are more than welcome, and refreshments will be provided. Fife is Ready for Renewal
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I'm a local business owner who would like to create opertunies for the local community in engineering, restoration and refurbishment... not only that I am a qualified railway designer... I am also one of the most knowledgeable railway men in Fife... For over a year a have tried my hardest to help open the Levenmouth Rail link and I have the solution to reduce cost and create numerous educational opertunies... After all my hard work and commitment, with endless presentations across Fife to all MP's and directors of education guess how far I got...? No where.... Simple fact, big companies don't want me coming in with a solution to expose the corruption behind the scenes saving my local community millions of pounds opening the railway at a fraction of the cost... Profit before people...

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