The bid to reopen the Levenmouth rail link has a serious chance of success, Transport Scotland has confirmed. In a positive endorsement for the long-running campaign, Bill Reeve, director of rail with the Scottish Governments transport agency, said the project deserves proper scrutiny. Speaking at a conference in Methil rounding up the progress so far, Mr Reeve revealed a previous appraisal had over-estimated the costs of reinstating the mothballed line between Leven and Thornton while under-estimating the benefits. It is now thought reopening the five mile stretch of track will cost between £37 million and £56 million around half the amount previously quoted and less than half the cost per mile of the successful Borders railway.
The bid to reopen the Levenmouth rail link has a serious chance of success, Transport Scotland has confirmed.
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