Scottish Field report

A hard-hitting article in this month’s Scottish Field describes the Scottish Government’s ‘failure’ to re-open the line to St Andrews as ‘baffling.’

In a piece entitled ‘A never-ending train wreck’, Richard Bath notes that provided the service is quick, reliable and regular, ’there is an established hunger for people to travel by train’, despite the UK having the most expensive fares in Europe.

Noting that the case for a St Andrews line is based upon the town being primarily a destination, and that, compared to the Borders line, the infrastructure for a new line would be minimal, the article poses the ‘very pertinent’ question ‘if not here [St Andrews] then where [should a new line be built]’ and concludes that there is no sensible answer.