We want your views on the new stations!
As part of the Levenmouth Rail link development, there will be two new stations on the line at Cameron Bridge and at Leven.
Network Rail has developed a range of options for the station at Leven and we are seeking the views of the local community on which of these options is the most favourable.
We will consider all feedback before deciding which of the options we will take forward.
A number of factors at Cameron Bridge have limited the site options and we are now in a position where we are only able to progress a single station location option.
Network Rail is advising people who are using the disused Leven railway corridor to ‘be aware’ as activity increases ahead of work to reinstate the line.
In the years since the line closed, the area has been used by local people for walking, running, fishing and nature watching as it is flat, vehicle-free and offered good views of, and access to, the river, even though the line has always been classed as operational railway.
With preparatory work well underway ahead of the reconstruction of the railway, Network Rail is urging caution and are asking people to be extra careful if they continue to use the area due to the increasing number of vehicles and site activity.
You can read more here
Work to carry out site and ground investigations all along the line of the Levenmouth rail link continues and we are making good progress.
Ground investigations determine the rock conditions and gives the designers of the railway the information they need to develop the detailed delivery plans and help inform the specification and requirements for construction of the railway.
We do this by carrying out Sonic Drilling at specific locations in the area - taking soil and rock samples for testing insitu to determine the best way forward for the project.
We will continue to keep you up to date with progress on the project via the web site, but if you have any questions you can email LevenmouthReconnected@networkrail.co.uk
Thank you to everyone who took the time to contact us to ask questions and to share their views on the proposed station locations for the Levenmouth Rail link.
Many people also took up the offer to meet with the project team at our ‘virtual’ community engagement events which were both challenging and informative. And although not ideal, it was great to get the chance to meet and talk to local people about the project.
We are hopeful that circumstances in 2021 will allow us to meet in person and give us more opportunities to discuss the project as it evolves and develops.
Our next step is to review the feedback received from the community engagement and views shared through project partners and stakeholders to decide the ‘preferred option’ which we will take forward.
We will continue to update via the web site and on social media - @NetworkRailScot – as work towards getting #LevenmouthReconnected.
The Fife public are being given a platform to share their views on plans for Levenmouth Rail link through online information sessions.
Though focussed on the sites of the new stations, the project will welcome views on all aspects of the project such as active travel links, station facilities or integration with other transport modes.
More details here https://www.networkrailmediace…
Devegetation is now underway at the west end of the route and is progressing well.
Listen to our project sponsor explain what we are doing and why here.
Watch this video for more on forthcoming works.
See more of the line from this unique angle and find out more about what work we will be doing and why in the coming months as we prepare the project, here.
Project facts & Tasks
With lack of transport cited as a key indicator of social deprivation, such a significant investment in rail infrastructure has the potential to be genuinely transformational for regeneration of the area.
Improving transport links also supports the wider decarbonisation agenda and will trigger modal shift from road to rail.
On completion Levenmouth rail link will deliver substantial social benefits and opportunities for local people - unlocking access to education, culture, entertainment and employment options, as well attracting new business and investment.
What will change?
The development of Levenmouth rail link will see:
- 19 single track kilometres of new / reinstated railway. (This means a double track railway running the full length).
- Two new modern accessible stations
- Provision for efficient electrification of the line in the future
- Work with partners to optimise travel / interchange options connecting stations
- Work with local groups and stakeholders to support and promote social, economic and regeneration aspirations
- Work with stakeholders and local interest groups to support environmental goals and promote active travel and active leisure activities in the railway corridor
- Work with stakeholders and business to consider freight options as part of the development