Open Golf Championship

The Open Golf Championship was held at St Andrews as it is every five years or so. Usage of the Golflink rail service via Leuchars (5 miles from St Andrews) stayed at 15% of attendees, the same as the previous visit by the Open in 2000.

In directly rail-linked Open venues the usage was 26% in Carnoustie (1999) and 20% in Troon (2004).

Cllr Jane Ann Liston caused controversy by daring to suggest that the town’s transport infrastructure was inadequate for such an event. The same thing had been said by the chairman of the Scottish Tourist Board — fifteen years previously.