Guardbridge resident disagrees

The correspondent claims that a railway would bring ‘noise and visual pollution’ to the village. Has s/he not noticed the noise and not just visual pollution caused by cars driving through the village? Apparently not. The most telling phrase is that suggestions for the regeneration of Guardbridge should be ’for the good of local people not for the convenience of St Andrews’. No acknowledgment that perhaps Guardbridge depends to an extent upon the proximity of St Andrews for its livelihood! Methinks the correspondent does not understand the meaning of the term ‘white elephant’, which is normally understood to be a facility which is not worth the large amount needed to maintain it. Surely the worthy Guardbridgean is not suggesting that no-one would use a rail service to St Andrews, or that such a service would not make a significant difference to the traffic through the village?