Scottish railway line to be restored in £70m project

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A £70m project to restore a disused railway line has been announced by the Scottish Government.

The line would connect the town of Leven in Fife with surrounding villages and join the Fife Circle line, which includes a direct service to Edinburgh.

Other stops on the line would include Cameron Bridge, Glenrothes with Thornton, and Kirkcaldy.

Transport Scotland said that the project is in its design phase and estimated to cost £70m. A contractor has not yet been appointed.

Cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson said: “The detailed appraisal work that has been carried out suggests that improved transport links, which give Leven a direct rail link to the capital, will lead to an enhanced local economy, bringing better access to employment and education and the potential for new investment.

“Easier and more sustainable travel options will make it easier for people to reach hospitals, schools and visit other areas of the country as well as giving better access to Levenmouth.”

This article was first seen on https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/civils/scottish-railway-line-restored-70m-project-12-08-2019/

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