The Fife public are being given a platform to share their views on the plans for the Levenmouth Rail link through online information sessions.
Network Rail has launched a new Levenmouth project site (ScotlandsRailway.com/projects) to host the sessions and is sharing more information on the proposals for recreating the link between Leven and the mainline rail network to enable direct train services to Edinburgh.
Though focussed on the sites of the new stations, the project will welcome views on all aspects of the project such as active travel links, station facilities or integration with other transport modes.
Given the current situation, information will be published online on the Scotland’s Railway web site and the information events will be held via video call which will let people speak directly with the team developing the project, discuss the proposals and ask any questions.
Anyone interested can book fifteen-minute slots with the team between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday 9th Thursday 10th and Wednesday 16th December with more than 30 appointments available initially.
For those unable to access the online sessions, the web site will provide an opportunity to provide online submissions and an email address – LevenmouthReconnected@networkrail.co.uk – is also open for comments and questions.
Graeme Stewart, Network Rail’s sponsor for the Levenmouth project said: “The current restrictions means that we cannot engage with communities like we would in normal times, but we are still keen to share information about the project and get feedback from local people ahead of coming to any decisions.
“Thankfully, technology gives us the opportunity to meet with people online and hear their views and concerns. It offers us the chance to talk about the project and the benefits it will bring to the local area.
“In reinstating the Leven line, we are looking at how we can get best value from this investment and are working with key stakeholders to develop proposals which positively impact on the local economy, communities and future opportunities for the whole area.
“We would encourage anyone who is interested to take part and I am looking forward to meeting with you online and hearing your views on the proposals.”
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