TayPlan consultation

The Starlink campaign has expressed its disappointment that there is still no mention of a restored rail connection to St Andrews in the latest version of TayPlan, although new stations at Newburgh and Wormit are supported, subject to STAG (Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance).

In its submission to the consultation just concluded, Starlink notes the likely increased traffic pressure on St Andrews should the Cupar Relief Road go ahead, and re-emphasise the economic justification for improving St Andrews transport links. It also notes that the
Tata recommendations could facilitate a Wormit station, as they actually open the door for a Dundee-Wormit-St Andrews service, and cites the example of Alloa as a town which demonstrates the effect of a restored rail connection. Read More...

Back a winner with Starlink

Tickets for 4 adults for Musselburgh Races in April have been generously donated to the Starlink campaign for the raffle at Saturday’s coffee-morning at St Andrews Town Hall at 10:00. Read More...

'Support for Leven and St Andrews'

Letter in Scotsman from Starlink convenor supporting reinstatement of Levenmouth railway but also making the case for St Andrews. Read More...

Students pour out of train at Leuchars

Leuchars Station 25th January 2015


A packed train from London disgorged dozens of students today at Leuchars Station, providing an example of the potential for a railway going all the way to St Andrews. Instead, at least 60 students hauled their large rucksacks and wheeled suitcases for the next semester off the 10:03 from London King’s Cross and swarmed across the footbridge. While there was a longer than normal queue for the buses, these were clearly inadequate, being the normal service buses catering mainly for commuters and shoppers, and therefore having no provision for the amount of luggage being carried by the students. The bus pulled away, packed to the gunwales with luggage in the aisle, and leaving many students behind waiting for the next one. Many didn’t even try to board the bus but straightaway opted for taxis.

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Starlink campaign gains online support

The St Andrews Citizen article on the online Fife Today site has so far attracted 62 Facebook ‘likes’ and has been retweeted 5 times. Thank you for the expressions of support so far, and it’s not too late for the rest of you to add your own comments, retweets or Facebook ‘likes’ at


http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/full-steam-ahead-for-rail-campaign-1-3663712

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