Starlink congratulates Alloa

In the Courier Starlink convenor Jane Ann Liston noted that until a year ago Alloa didn’t even have a railway station but that, unsurprisingly, their service was being used by many more passengers than predicted. As to St Andrews, not only would a railway reduce the traffic in the town but it would also cut through-traffic in Cupar. The importance of safeguarding land for a route in the forthcoming plans was also stressed.

Alloa is a historic burgh as is St Andrews, but it is not nearly as much as a tourist destination as the latter. Neither is Alloa a university town or the Home of Golf. So if Alloa can sustain a rail service, with passenger numbers well in advance of what was predicted, then so can St Andrews.