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Text of St Andrews Citizen article

‘A bid to reconnect St Andrews with Scotland’s mainline rail network could now be right on track.

STArlink, the campaign to reconnect the link, has received a further boost to its appeal for funds to enable a proper feasibility study to be carried out into the possibility of a new St Andrews railway line.

The study, carried out by Corus Rail Infrastructure Services, is already underway and Starlink convenor Jane Ann Liston said she was now confident of raising enough money to enable the full exercise to be completed.

The latest donation of £500 was from Rail Future UK. ‘Combined with the Scottish branch's grant of £1500, that means the campaigning organisation has provided almost half of the cost, said Ms Liston.

‘The other generous contributions, including a total of £1000 from St Andrews Community Council, means that the target of £4700 is well within reach.’

The Dornoch Rail Action Group,had also made a contribution, Ms Liston added, and there had been support from Harrogate and Grantown on Spey, as well as throughout Fife.’

An individual donation from St Andrews also helped to swell the funds last week. There is still time to contribute to the campaign; please send cheques, made payable to Starlink, to :

5 Whitehill Terrace
Largo Road
St Andrews
Fife KY16 8RN