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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-13123: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 4 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-11613 by Humza Yousaf on 16 October 2017, in light of it not being able to define timescales for any GRIP4 work, what assurances it can provide that the Levenmouth rail reinstatement is on course.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 13 December 2017

Transport investment decisions have to be supported by robust evidence. That is why I have instructed Transport Scotland to progress the transport appraisal work undertaken to date for the Levenmouth Sustainable Transport Study, in line with STAG, and in close collaboration with Fife Council. The transport appraisal work will determine if there is a rationale for progressing the Levenmouth rail link, which will be one of the options considered in the Levenmouth Sustainable Transport Study.