Scottish Government Unveils Levenmouth Rail Link Plans

Plans have been unveiled for the Levenmouth rail link to be double tracked and electrified.

Network Rail has been commissioned to design and construct the rail link scheduled to open in 2024. The final project costs are expected to be announced towards the end of the year.

While the line will be electrified with overhead wires, services will be operated initially by battery electric units in order to reduce the number of diesels operating on the network as early as possible.

Network Rail Levenmouth

L-R: Network Rail’s Levenmouth Rail Link Project Manager Tom McPake, Scottish Transport Minister Graeme Dey and Kris Kinnear, Network Rail’s Capital Delivery Director

The news was confirmed this week by Scottish Government Transport Minister, Graeme Dey, who also announced the locations of two new stations following detailed development work and stakeholder consultation.

The Leven station will be located behind the town’s leisure centre and the Cameron Bridge station will be to the east of the A915.

Graeme Dey, Scottish Government Transport Minister, said:

“I'm pleased to confirm that we plan to double track and electrify the Levenmouth rail link and also open two new stations. This will ensure local communities can benefit from improved connectivity and sustainable travel options.

“This scheme will see the re-opening of the disused rail line between Thornton junction and Leven, providing new passenger rail services to connect the Levenmouth area to Fife, Edinburgh, and the wider rail network. I look forward to seeing this exciting project get underway in the coming months.”

 

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