Work intensifies on upcoming £117 million Levenmouth rail link launch

A visualisation of what the Active Travel Network could look like. Image: Fife Council

300 drivers are set to be trained following the completion of the Levenmouth rail track.

New cycle and pedestrian routes are also under construction to enhance local transportation, fostering environmental and health benefits.

The Levenmouth Connectivity Project aims to connect communities across the area by creating a safe and attractive walking, wheeling, and cycling network which will be accessible to all.

Passenger services on the new Levenmouth Rail Link are due to begin in early Summer.

Fife Councillor Altany Craik, spokesperson for finance, economy, and strategic planning, said: “By creating a network of cycle routes and associated footways that will connect communities across Levenmouth, we’re maximising the opportunity for active travel to be the first choice for everyday journeys.

“The environmental and health benefits, both physically and mentally, of providing safe, accessible ways for people to walk, wheel or cycle are significant, and encouraging more people to consider leaving the car behind for their journey is the right thing to do.

“Our streets are used by everyone and therefore should be designed with everyone in mind, so I’m really looking forward to seeing Levenmouth’s active travel network come to fruition.”

Jack Orso, Grant Manager for Sustrans, added: “Improving connections for walking, wheeling and cycling is essential for ensuring everyone can get to where to need to go.”

“Safer and more accessible paths and crossings in and around railway stations will not only allow people in Levenmouth to complete everyday journeys with ease, they will also deliver huge gains for the environment and overall community wellbeing.

“We are delighted that work on this ambitious programme of delivery is getting underway and look forward to the benefits the continuation of the project will bring.”

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