Mon, 23 Jun 2008
‘I'm an Edinburgh resident and I was shocked to find out that there is no train station in St Andrews. I wish your campaign every success.’ - Kirsten Hey, Edinburgh
‘In 1972-73 my family lived in St. Andrews and as a teenager I was saddened to see the remains of the old station demolished that year. The sense of outrage at the recent loss of such an attractive means of transport galvanized a personal and professional interest in public transportation - especially railway - which has stayed with me to this day.... I heartily support your campaign and wish you every success.’ Marcus Garnet, LPP, Vice President, Transport 2000 Atlantic, Nova Scotia, Canada

Sun, 6th Jul 2008
‘I have never understood why St Andrews let its railway go so easily.’ Former BR employee, Helensburgh

Mon, 28 Jul 2008
‘I agree that this rail link should be re-instated, as a visitor to the town for many years, it would be easier to transfer luggage from one train to another instead of having to haul it over the bridge to the taxi of bus ranks.... visitors (tourists) are the ones who bring the wealth into the area, therefore a direct link to the town would be beneficial to everyone plus making it easier to access the town....’ I.C.

Fri, 15 Aug 2008
‘I commend you on all the work and time you are spending on trying to bring a rail-line back to St. Andrews. How short-sighted were they to discontinue it in the first place! I am looking at retiring to Scotland. I have been to St Andrews and would like to retire there. However, without a rail link, it is not as advantageous for an older citizen to travel - especially to Edinburgh. I do not relish sitting at the bus station in Leuchars when the East wind blows off the North Sea in winter!’ - Kurt Rosenburg, Portland, Oregon

Sat, 16 Aug 2008
‘As a former University of St Andrews student I completely agree with the need for a rail link.’
David M. Kinnen, Coventry

Fri, 23 Jan 2009
‘Bring back the railway line.’
Judy Gillespie, St Andrews (Letter to the
St Andrews Citizen)

Fri, 6 Feb 2009
‘A light railway would help to connect Leuchars and St Andrews in a way which would benefit both.’
David Middleton, Planning Convener, St Andrews Preservation Trust

Sat, 21 Nov 2009
‘In the mid-1980s it was said that the case for re-opening St Andrews was stronger than that for Bathgate.’
Former BR employee, Dunfermline

Sat, 28 Nov 2009
‘As far as I can see, it wouldn’t be too difficult to re-open the line between Leuchars and St Andrews ... the actual layout of it, I would think best suited to a branch line in the Seggiehill area, through the fields , across the main Dairsie-Guardbridge road (using a bridge or tunnel), heading south east behind the extremities of Guardbridge, then heading east up to St Andrews. I think a halt where the rugby pitches are beside the Old Course Hotel would keep everyone happy!’
Trackside worker at Leuchars, Network Rail

Fri, 18 Dec 2009
‘A railway would be a great benefit to St Andrews.’
Stephen Owen, General Manager, Rufflets Country House Hotel

Fri, 22 Jan 2010
'Reinstating the railway to St Andrews would be only commonsense. Trains would be most convenient for our visitors, not to mention the staff. You simply cannot get four golf-bags and their owners into one car.'
Kevin Keenan, General Manager, Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews

Sun, 13 Mar 2011
‘Good luck with your fight for a rail line into St Andrews. It can’t come soon enough.’
A.L., Mid Scotland & Fife

Mon, 25 Apr 2011
‘Vital link for St Andrews tourist industry …the train link would be more convenient for many people who visit or work in St.Andrews; [the interchange at] Leuchars frankly, just doesn't work.'
Moreen Anderson, Melbourne (formerly St Andrews)

Sat, 8 Dec 2012
‘During our recent visit to St Andrews from the States we were surprised by the traffic and congestion in the area – it was up to the American level. There were no rail options available to us.’
Dr Susan Slater, Chicago, IL

Sun, 3 Feb 2013
Have just spent an interesting few days in St Andrews. It certainly seems ludicrous that such a sizeable town, with its huge dependence on students, golfers and tourists, should have lost its rail connection.   The bus interchange at Leuchars is quite well organised, but still involves crossing a very exposed footbridge. Some sort of direct rail service from both Edinburgh and Dundee is certainly desirable.’
Alan Findlay, Dores, Inverness