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 next stage of the STAG process is the ‘Initial Appraisal’, which is currently under way. This will see the potential interventions being explored in more detail by qualitatively assessing them against the five STAG criteria of Environments, Economy, Safety, Integration and Accessibility/Social Inclusion. The appraisal will also consider the options in the context of Feasibility, Affordability and Public Acceptability.
The potential interventions are available to view at the Proposals – Give your Feedback page. The consultation on the potential interventions has now finished and all feedback received has helped to inform the Draft Initial Appraisal (Preliminary Options Appraisal) report.
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