Link Leven & St Andrews projects

Although both branches closed in the same year the cases are exact opposites. Leven is not a wealthy area and needs the train so that residents can travel out to employment. St Andrews is comparatively affluent but needs the train to bring people in, particularly tourists and students. And Leven has the great advantage of most of its track being intact, whereas the St Andrews line was ripped up in a 'scorched earth' extercise a mere 6 months after closure. It makes sense, therefore, to combine the two into one large project to speed up both re-openings, using the name of St Andrews to raise the profile of Leven.