Tay Cities' Deal - North Fife connectivity

As reported in The Courier the Tay Cities’ Deal includes a request for funding to investigate connectivity in North Fife. This will include considering enhancements to the A91 and 92 roads as well as consideration of a new station in Newburgh or Oudenarde and a railway to St Andrews. Read More...

Student rail link group formed

The St Andrews Citizen covered the launch of the Students for StARLink group, also including a supportive comment from the University who described themselves as ‘a longstanding supporter of the principle of St Andrews having a direct rail link again.’ Read More...

'Where will next rail re-opening be?' asks Scotsman

A piece in today’s Scotsman looks at possible candidates for the next rail re-opening - and St Andrews is on its list! Read More...

A mention in the Alloa Advertiser

The Alloa Advertiser reported Mark Ruskell MSP’s plea to the Economy Secretary in Holyrood to fund feasibility studies into various rail projects in Mid Scotland & Fife. The Cabinet Secretary, Keith Brown MSP, replied that they would indeed consider all proposed projects and decide which to support, but that they must be put forward by the local councils in the first place, ‘whether it be St Andrews or Alloa and Dunfermline.’ Read More...

Looking back - 50 years ago (4)

The St Andrews Citizen continues the saga of the railway closure from 50 years ago, featuring the objections from the Merchants’ Association. Read More...

Looking back - 50 years ago (3)

The story of local rail closures from 50 years ago unfolds further in this week’s Fife Herald and St Andrews Citizen, where we read of objections submitted by Fife County Council and Fife Tourist Association. Read More...

Mention in Herald

A letter in today’s Herald points out that the St Andrews line was not closed on the advice of Dr Beeching. Read More...

Read the Policy Review

The Peter Brett Associates Policy Review can now be accessed on our site. Read More...

Looking back - 50 years ago (2)

This week’s St Andrews Citizen again featured the impending closure of the St Andrews branch line in its ‘Looking Back’ feature. Read More...

Looking back - 50 years ago (1)

This week’s Fife Herald and St Andrews Citizen both featured the announcement of the closure of the St Andrews railway in their look back at what was making the news 50 years ago. Read More...

MP backs rail campaign

North East Fife MP Stephen Gethin endorsed the campaign to reconnect St Andrews to the rail network. Read More...

Article on Kingdom FM

Following the launch of the Policy Review, Kingdom FM featured the campaign. Read More...

Policy Review gives green light for railway

A Policy Review on St Andrews Transport has shown that a rail service to the town accords with many of the existing national, regional and local transport policies affecting the town and is not contrary to any of them. Read More...

Courier - 'St Andrews is the prime example'

Today’s Monday Matters column in The Courier condemns as a ‘real disgrace’ the ‘large swathe’ of Fife that is ‘effectively cut off from the railways’ and names St Andrews as ‘the prime example’ of a rail-less destination. Read More...

'Crail Matters'

The latest publication to mention the StARLink campaign is the newsletter Crail Matters, with the recent visit to Holyrood reported in the Royal Burgh of Crail & District Community Council notes. Despite Crail being 10 miles from St Andrews, the statement ’Any such development would clearly benefit Crail’ is included. Read More...

Parliamentary visit covered by Citizen

Our visit to garner support from our MSPs was covered in the St Andrews Citizen. Read More...

StARLink goes to Holyrood

StARLink activists took their case to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, as reported in today’s Courier. Read More...

Response to Scottish Government consultation

The Scottish Government’s consultation on the future of rail services ended last week. Although the document specifically said, ‘we are not seeking views from stakeholders on what they believe to be priority investment schemes, whether proposed upgrades to the existing infrastructure, or new routes or stations’, and indeed some responders dubbed it ‘incomprehensible’, StARLink nevertheless submitted a response, answering the questions in the context of a new St Andrews service. We understand that we were not the only stakeholder to cite enhanced services and new routes in our response, despite the government’s discouragement of such. Read More...

Tay FM feature

Local radio station Tay FM featured the StARLink campaign and the possibilities offered by the Tay Cities deal. Read More...

Citizen covers Tay Cities Deal inclusion

This week’s St Andrews Citizen includes coverage of the welcome inclusion of the StARLink proposal in the initial Tay Cities Deal document. Read More...

Kingdom FM coverage of Tay Cities Deal

Fife’s local radio station Kingdom FM featured the inclusion of a feasibility study on its local news page. Read More...

StARLink in Tay Cities Deal proposal

The Tay Cities Deal proposal published yesterday includes an ‘ask’ for the money for Fife Council to carry out a feasibility study into a St Andrews-Leuchars rail link. Read More...

Times features Scottish rail campaigns

An article in The Times looks at the Scottish rail campaigns, including StARLink, which have taken heart from the spike in tourism enjoyed by the Borders in the wake of its rail reconnection. Read More...

'What about the East?' asks Scotsman correspondent

A letter in today’s Scotsman, while applauding the proposed new station at Robroyston, wonders why rail enhancements seem to restricted to the west of Scotland, and asks whether communities in the East, including St Andrews, count for anything with Transport Scotland. Read More...