PE01578: Forth Circle Rail Link


Petitioner: Martin Keatings


Date Lodged: 13 October 2015

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to release funding for and establish passenger rail platforms at: Crossford; Cairneyhill; Torryburn; Valleyfield; Culross and Kincardine; thereby linking Stirling to the Fife Circle.

Petition History:


24 November 2015: The Committee took evidence from Martin Keatings, and Lewis Akers, Member, Scottish Youth Parliament. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Network Rail, ScotRail, the South East Scotland Transport Partnership, Fife Council, Clackmannanshire Council and Stirling Council. Link to Official Report 24 November 2015

26 January 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the potential for a Forth Circle rail link will be considered by the Longannet Task Force in 2016. Link to Official Report 26 January 2016

Written Submissions:

This would plug an important gap and lead the way to establishing a west-east Glasgow-St Andrews rail corridor via Stirling, Alloa, Dunfermline and Kincardine.

Jane Ann Liston

0:00 on 13 Oct 2015

For the sake of some track remodelling at Alloa station, and some fairly minor track & signalling upgrades between Longannet & Dunfermline, the existing Glasgow to Alloa service could be easily extended to Dunfermline or on to Edinburgh. Extra stations along the route could then be built. No need at all for the new & costly "Charlestown Chord" that Fife Council support, this need 2 new junctions and a bridge over Grange Road in Dunfermline, why divert services away from Dunfermline, the biggest town on the route? Existing signalling at Charlestown Junction allows trains to access either platform at Dunfermline Town & reverse to Edinburgh. Services could either be Glasgow - Stirling - Dunfermline, Glasgow - Stirling - Dunfermline-Edinburgh, or more imaginatively Glasgow - Stirling - Dunfermline-Leven

Grant Robertson

20:37 on 11 Oct 2015

The railway is there use it

Angus Stewart

8:50 on 08 Oct 2015

This should have been do years ago, why should people have to go Haymarket from Stirling and Alloa to get Fife, when there is a direct route making easier,trains can run from Glasgow Queen Street to fife via Stirling and Alloa , so get on with it Transport Scotland and Scottish goverment.

Ron Mc Lean

0:43 on 08 Oct 2015

Unlike the new Borders railway the new service needs to be fully electrified from day 1 as UK currently has a disroportional diesel dependence vs continental Europe.

Chris Barton

21:44 on 07 Oct 2015

Makes sense to me to link routes and towns, this being another good example

Brian Chaplin

21:20 on 07 Oct 2015

This would not only benefit the local transport services, it could be a welcome boost for tourism.

Garry Campbell

14:26 on 01 Oct 2015

This would greatly benefit the lives of all my family and friends in West Fife

Clare Campbell

12:42 on 01 Oct 2015

This would be a great asset to this area of Fife.

Sheena Beck

17:27 on 30 Sep 2015

This area of Fife is not currently served well by public transport - other rail lines are opening - why not this one?

Sheila Perry

12:36 on 29 Sep 2015

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