The reinstatement of Levenmouth Rail Link will provide the area with 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.
Following detailed planning and community consultation, we have decided on the preferred locations for the new stations that will serve the communities of Leven at Cameron Bridge.
At Leven we have opted for the location behind the Leisure Centre - option 4 in the community consultation.
At Cameron Bridge we have selected a location to the east of the A915 - option 4 in the community consultation.
These options were the preference of both the project partners and stakeholders as well as the community.
We have outlined details of these locations below.
Next steps in the development of the stations will be to develop the detailed design - which we will do in conjunction with the wider community and project partners and stakeholders.
It will also be subject to the Council's planning process which we anticipate will happen in Autumn 2021. There will be a chance for the community to input their views on the station proposals both in advance of and during the planning application process.
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
Cameron Bridge - Option 4.
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.
Raillink Option Plans
Site Option 4 (pdf, 105KB)