Major boost for Levenmouth rail campaign [Scotsman]





Date: 29/09/2017

The Levenmouth rail line in Fife has taken a significant step towards becoming the next in Scotland to be re-opened after ministers agreed to re-examine the case for the route. Transport minister Humza Yousaf has told MSPs the business case for the restoring the link should consider its wider benefits.


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Major boost for Levenmouth rail campaign

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The Levenmouth rail line in Fife has taken a significant step towards becoming the next in Scotland to be re-opened after ministers agreed to re-examine the case for the route.

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The 07.10 Leeds-Aberdeen NXEC service passes Thornton Junction on 24 August with power car 43206 on the rear. On the right is the junction for the Methil branch. Local news reports suggest Network Rail is to officially cease maintenance on the line (although there appears to be little evidence of any such work in recent years) despite current hopes of passenger and freight revivals.
Location: Thornton Junction
Company: Edinburgh and Northern Railway
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Location: Cameron Bridge
Company: Leven Railway
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Four track bridge over River Leven which carried track to the power station and the Wemyss Coal Lines. The buildings were sadly demolished in 2011.
Location: Methil Power station
Company: Leven Dock Railway
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