Levenmouth Reconnected

Fife

The reinstatement of Levenmouth Rail Link is part of wider improvements to Scotland's railway infrastructure and will provide a major boost to economic sustainability and connectivity.

It will deliver opportunities for local people - unlocking access to education, culture, entertainment and employment options, as well attracting new business and investment.

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Location

Options for the location of Leven Station

Below are four options that are currently being considered for the location of the new station in Leven.

Option 1 - Adjacent to heritage railway

Option 1 imagines a station the west of Leven offering shared pedestrian and cycle access from the south east. There will be a passenger drop-off point, a 100-space car park and a bus stop and turning circle accessed via Methill Brae bridge to the south west. There would be provision for secure cycle storage, accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging points. It will be circa 1.4km from the town centre.

Option 2 - West of Sainsburys

Option 2 imagines a station to the west of Sainsburys offering access via a new road & footpath to the north connecting to the existing network from the B933 Riverside Road. There will be a passenger drop-off point, a 100-space car park and a bus stop and turning circle. There would be provision for secure cycle storage, accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging points. It will be circa 0.8km from the town centre.

Option 3 - Behind Sainsburys

Option 3 envisages a station behind Sainsburys offering access from the north via an upgraded footpath behind the leisure centre and from South street and through car park using the existing bridge over the river.

There will be a passenger drop-off point, a 90-space car park and a bus stop and turning circle on the west side of the river – with an option for alternative / additional parking on the east side of the river (Please note this is not part of the initial proposal).

There would be provision for secure cycle storage, accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging points. It is circa 200m to the town centre.

Option 4 - Adjacent to Leisure centre

Option 4 envisages a station behind the leisure centre offering access from the north via an upgraded footpath behind the leisure centre.

There will be a passenger drop-off point, a 90-space car park and a bus stop and turning circle on the west side of the river – with an option for alternative / additional parking on the east side of the river(Please note this is not part of the initial proposal).

There would be provision for secure cycle storage, accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging points. It is circa 200m to the town centre

The difference between options (4a & 4b) lies essentially in the design of the platforms and the need to replace the existing retaining wall between the railway/station and the river.

Cameron Bridge - Station Option

While we looked at a range of possibilities, at Cameron Bridge there is now only one viable option for locating the station.

Of the four options that we developed, three were deemed to be sited too close to the distillery and excluded under Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations wherein businesses must 'take all necessary measures to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances'.

We have outlined the details of the remaining single option below.

A station is proposed to the south east of Windygates offering road access off the A915 and via a proposed footpath to be added – including over the bridge over railway to the south west of the location.

There will be a passenger drop-off point, a 300-space car park and a bus stop and turning circle accessed via the A915. We will be working with other partners to develop connectivity to the station including options from Methilhill.

There would be provision for secure cycle storage, accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging points.

Plans

Raillink Option Plans