Keen on the project: Michael Matheson MSP at the A955 Methilhaven Road overbridge in Leven, where the road crosses over the old rail line adjacent to Sainbury’s supermarket.

The Leven branch is likely to be the next line to reopen in Scotland, following the success of the Borders reopening to Tweedbank. This corner of Fife is notoriously difficult to access by public transport at present: Transport Scotland Director of Rail Bill Reeve insisted his staff travel by bus when they visited recently on a reconnaissance trip, to ensure they found out at first hand just how long it would take a student from Leven, for example, to get home from a further education college in Edinburgh.


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