This announcement needs to just be the start of a more ambitious plan for expanding the rail network in Scotland.
Responding to the news that the Levenmouth Rail Line is to reopen Fife’s Green MSP Mark Ruskell said:
“This announcement is fantastic news for Levenmouth and the East of Fife, and credit must be given to the passionate local campaign who have effectively demonstrated the transformative impact a railway line would have on the local community.
“The report published today showed that reconnecting disadvantaged regions like Levenmouth to the rail network will have a big impact across the whole region. There’s also the possibility to use the line for freight and take hundreds of lorries off local roads, and I expect this to be explored more in the next feasibility stage.
“This announcement needs to just be the start of a more ambitious plan for expanding the rail network in Scotland. Two years ago I published a report which identified four major projects in Fife that could transform local communities, including Levenmouth. This announcement will give hope to those campaigning in Newburgh, St Andrews and Kincardine that the Scottish Government will look favourably on their asks to rejoin the rail network too”