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Starlink convenor Jane Ann Liston was interviewed by BBC Scotland’s business & economy editor, Douglas Fraser, at Leuchars Station for the programme. Although St Andrews was not itself proposed for closure by Dr Beeching, his earlier axing of the Fife Coast line between St Andrews and Leven left both towns at the wrong end of a branch line, and paved the way for their closure during BR’s subsequent near-eradication of branch lines. Because of this, it can be argued that St Andrews was one of Beeching’s unintended victims.

As well as stressing the economic advantages of reconnecting St Andrews, during the interview Ms Liston mentioned the ongoing Tata Steel feasibility study. A preliminary map of the proposed route has now been produced and will shortly be published on this site.