Coming as part of the £116m Scottish Government-funded Levenmouth Rail Link project, the new Leven station is beginning to take shape following a two-month spell of intensive preparatory works since breaking ground in February.
This station will have transformative effects for the local community, marking the first time in over 50 years that the local community have had access to the rail network, which will create a major boost in removing transport related social exclusion.
Acting as one of a package of two new stations along the six-mile branch line, accompanying Cameron Bridge, the new Leven station will house 200m island platforms and a pebble styled pavilion area that will mark the structure’s entrance.
The current progress has seen the team utilise over 1,800 tonnes of stone for foundations and also to create the structural base for the island platform prior to casting the concrete base for the extended platform.
The platform’s track-side walls will be installed through the use of 74 precast concrete sections, with each component weighing more than four tonnes. Further side-wall units will be installed when the section of the Bawbee Bridge has been replaced.
Joe Mulvenna, Network Rail project manager, said:
“Work at the new Leven station is progressing really well and it is great to see the new infrastructure taking shape.
“For local people, the rail project has been a long time coming and seeing the station emerging out of the ground brings home the reality that in about 12 months’ time, trains will once again be running to Leven.
“Between now and then, though, there is a lot of work to be done at Leven and across the route.”
Once complete, the new station will be located next to the Leven Leisure Centre, providing easy access to the connecting bus services and further active travel routes, whilst also providing 133 car parking spaces with provision for EV charging and cycle storage.
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