SNP MSP says 'Build a railway to St Andrews'

Chris Harvie MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife was speaking in a debate on the desirability of a new secondary school in the DD6 area of North East Fife. Conceding that one large school in St Andrews was better, Mr Harvie regretted that in this country, unlike mainland Europe, there was no joined-up thinking between planning for education provision and providing good public transport. The Dundee-St Andrews corridor, he said, should be served by rail rather than just buses and the station should be beside the school.

Chris Harvie is a respected expert on public transport so, although a stopping service from Dundee has not hitherto been envisaged, nevertheless his support in principle for rail services to St Andrews is most welcome.