Work has started on the new Leven station

Alex Hynes at Leven Station.

Work has started to build the new Leven station, as part of the £116m Scottish government-funded Levenmouth Rail Link project.

Leven will be one of two new stations built on the route, alongside Cameron Bridge, reconnecting communities in Levenmouth to the rail network for the first time in over 50 years.

The station, located next to Leven Leisure Centre, will boast 205m island platforms and a pebble-styled pavilion area as the new entrance.

There will be 133 car parking spaces with provision for EV charging and cycle storage, as well as blue badge accessible parking spaces.

Work on the new station will start with the construction of the foundations for the platforms using more than 98 precast units and around 200 cubic metres of concrete.

The work is expected to take about 14 months and it will be opened as part of the overall Levenmouth Rail Link in spring 2024.

Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, said: “Leven and Cameron Bridge stations will be the gateway to the rail network for local people and it is great to see work moving on.

“This new line will also serve other areas of Fife and allow the community better connectivity which means increased access to employment, education and makes it easier for people to visit this beautiful part of the Fife coast. The benefits this brings are countless.

“In the coming months, the community will see a lot of work happening, and quickly, as the project gathers momentum and starts to build towards the opening of the line in spring 2024.”

Planning permission is still being considered by Fife Council for wider elements of the station design.

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