Lack of St Andrews railway 'an anomaly'
Friday, 06 June 2008
Ms Liston pointed out that private motoring had greatly increased since the 1960s, defended the response to the recent questionnaire and observed that if buses were the answer to transporting rail passengers between Leuchars and St Andrews then they would be full and Leuchars car-park would be almost empty. She also questioned the effectiveness of taxis sitting waiting for hours at Leuchars and perhaps having to return to St Andrews empty and claimed that traffic tail-backs at Easter and May had been increasing for several years. She welcomed Alloa's new train service, looked forward to Laurencekirk's re-opening and supported the restoration of Leven's line but noted that none of those places attracted the numbers of visitors that St Andrews did nor were they as well known, hence the growing anomaly of St Andrews remaining disconnected.