NETWORK RAIL has launched a new Levenmouth project site (ScotlandsRailway.com/projects) as it proceeds with planning the reinstatement of the railway between Leven and Thornton North Junction on the Dundee to Edinburgh main line. When complete the link will permit a through train service to the Scottish capital from an area of coastal Fife that currently has poor public transport connectivity, unlocking access to education, culture, entertainment and employment options.
Vegetation clearance underway: this is a view at Cameron Bridge looking west towards Thornton, with the former main running line to Leven on the right-hand side of the former island platform. The line on the left-hand side, the former up line, ceased to be a loop when the point at the east end of the station was removed many years ago and it now ends at a buffer stop. Over on the extreme left is track that is still in situ that once served sidings either side of the loading bank; these were used until the end of the daily Enterprise freight from Mossend that served the distillery. Ian Lothian