About the Project

About the Project

The Newburgh Train Station Group (NTSG), South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) and Fife Council, with the support of SYSTRA Ltd, are working together to develop proposals to improve sustainable transport to and from Newburgh.

The project builds on work already undertaken by the NTSG and focusses on improving links to and from Perth, Edinburgh and Fife. It follows the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG).

The first stage in the process was to prepare an evidence-based ‘Pre-Appraisal’ (Initial Appraisal: Case for Change). This collated relevant socio-demographic and transport information for the study area, developed specific Transport Planning Objectives (TPOs) for the wider study and collated an initial list of potential interventions that might address the identified problems and opportunities. The Pre-Appraisal stage was successfully completed and approved by Transport Scotland in March 2020

The second stage of the STAG process, the ‘Initial Appraisal’ (Preliminary Options Appraisal), was successfully completed and approved by Transport Scotland in December 2020. This included a qualitative assessment of the potential interventions against the STAG criteria of Environment, Economy, Safety, Integration, Accessibility/Social Inclusion, as well as their Feasibility, Affordability and Public Acceptability.

The outcomes and conclusions of the third and final stage of the study, the ‘Detailed Options Appraisal’, are currently under consideration by Transport Scotland. The Detailed Appraisal Report assessed the interventions in greater detail against the STAG criteria of Environment, Economy, Safety, Integration and Accessibility/Social Inclusion and also considered the options in the context of Cost to Government and Risk and Uncertainty. The Detailed Options Appraisal Report and Executive Summary, as submitted to Transport Scotland in June 2022, can be viewed below.

To view the proposals assessed as part of the Detailed Appraisal, please visit the Proposals page.

For any queries or to provide feedback on the proposals, please contact: newburghsustainabletransport@systra.com

For more details on upcoming activities, please visit the News and Events page, and keep an eye on NTSG’s, SEStran’s and the Council’s media channels.