Cameron Bridge construction, via Network Rail

Cameron Bridge station construction breaks ground

The process of constructing the new Cameron Bridge station has begun, with Network Rail engineers breaking ground on one of two new stations being built upon the £116m Scottish Government Levenmouth Rail Link project.

The new station will include two platforms with a connecting footbridge, accompanied by an accessibility boosting set of lifts, affording physically impaired passengers with autonomy within their travel. The station’s car park will have a maximum capacity of 125 spaces, fully equipped with provision for EV charging, accessible spaces, and cycle storage areas.

Designs of the station also incorporate links to the community through a bust stop, turning circle, viable footpaths and a new bridge which will connect to Methilhill.

This station will ease the transport related social exclusion in the area, connecting the communities of Cameron Bridge and Methilhill to the rail network for the first time in more than five decades, whilst also serving the communities across the East Neuk of Fife as a ‘park and ride.’

Initial construction works will focus predominantly on the foundations for the 196m platforms, conducted through the use of over 100 precast units and up to 200 cubic metres of concrete. Current projections predict the work will culminate after 10 months, with the grand opening planned for Spring of 2024.

Contributing to the construction process, spoil from the demolished platforms of the old Cameron Bridge station will be utilised, increasing the sustainability of the project whilst maintaining heritage of the previous infrastructure within the new station.

Tommy McPake, Network Rail project manager for the Levenmouth Rail Link said:

“We are delighted to be starting work to construct the new Cameron Bridge station.

“While work is progressing well on track elements of the new line, the stations will be the gateway to the rail network for local people and it is great to get work moving on what will be the public facing elements of the project.

“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.”

Despite having the planning application approved after a submission in early October, further planning permission for wider elements of the station design are still being considered by Fife Council.

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