Wendy Chamberlain MP sees Leven station progress

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As work to deliver the Levenmouth Rail Link nears completion, local MP Wendy Chamberlain visited the site of the new Leven station.

The visit offered the North-East Fife MP an opportunity to see first-hand the progress that is being made on the project ahead of the return of passenger services on Sunday June 2.

Once complete, the Scottish Government-funded rail link will see a new six-mile double-tracked line with two stations in Leven and Cameron Bridge reconnect local people to the railway after a gap of 55 years.

Work is ongoing at sites all along the line, including at both stations and on infrastructure to help expand the active travel network being delivered alongside the railway project.

Both new stations will offer car parking spaces with provision for electric vehicle charging, accessible spaces and cycle storage as well as interchange options for onward travel on public transport and direct links to local footpaths and cycle routes.

Wendy Chamberlain MP said: “I was delighted to return to the rail link site and to see the progress that has been made since my previous visit in October 2022.

“The progress that has been made in those 18 months is astonishing and the site has been completely transformed to what is now an operational railway station with the supporting infrastructure – car park, access roads and electric vehicle charging all nearing completion.

“The railway will connect local people to employment and education opportunities outwith the immediate area but the line will also bring people into the area for social and leisure purposes, support tourism businesses and boost the local economy.

“I really enjoyed my time on site with the project team and look forward to returning in the near future to join in the celebratory events that will mark this long campaigned for line, becoming a reality for the local community.”

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Martin McKinlay, Network Rail sponsor for the Levenmouth Rail Link, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the local MP to site and to have the chance to show the substantial progress that has been made and how close we are to completing the project.

“The new line will improve the social and economic outlook for local people and the railway has the potential to transform lives and communities. It has been a fantastic experience to work on this project.

“There is a lot happening on site to complete the work and a real feeling of excitement building around the project as it moves towards the return of passenger services to the area for the first time in more than five decades."

Network Rail is encouraging anyone with any questions about the project to email LevenmouthRailLink@networkrail.co.uk or call our 24-hr helpline on 03457 11 41 41.