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The spokesperson said, ‘Facing as we do the challenges of climate change, decarbonisation and massive pressures on the existing road-based transportation infrastructure, it has never been more relevant to build on the successes of the Airdrie-Bathgate, Stirling-Alloa and Waverley lines, and bring the railway to St Andrews - the logical conclusion to a central Scotland mainline route encompassing Perth, Stirling and Glasgow, enabling direct services via the east coast mainline to Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.’

Now that’s really looking to the future; a far cry from a mere branch line requiring a change at Leuchars to get anywhere.