Feasibility Study - update

As it is now a year since the appeal for funds for the Corus (now Tata Steel) study was launched, I thought I would let you know what progress has been made. We now have an optimal route and an estimate of the cost of reinstatement. Still to come are the passenger forecast, draft timetable, and carbon saving calculations.

The details of both route and estimate will be published once the study is completed. However I can say that the route covers both north and south travel, branches off the East Coast Main Line further south than did the old line, crosses under the main road and finishes up in the old station site, next to the bus station. The initial estimate, which is detailed, is £76M, including purchase of land. The information has been passed to Fife Council.