Proposals – Give your Feedback
The consultation on the potential interventions has now finished. All feedback received has helped to inform the Draft Initial Appraisal (Preliminary Options Appraisal) report.
The potential interventions can be viewed below.
Option 1 – Improved bus services to/from Newburgh
Enhanced bus service provision to Perth, Cupar, and Ladybank to enable public transport access to key services and markets i.e. employment, places of study, and wider health care and leisure facilities, and to help increase public transport choice. The option includes the provision of greater frequencies of bus services and extended hours of operation, as well as improving connectivity with train services to help facilitate onward travel.
Option 2 – Express bus
‘Express bus route’ through Newburgh, potentially with connection to other express bus services to main Scottish town and cities. The option includes the potential for more direct services between Newburgh, Cupar and Perth to help improve journey times by public transport, help facilitate improved access to key services and markets, improve connectivity and increase public transport choice.
Option 3 – New/Reopened train station in Newburgh
This option includes the reopening of a train station in Newburgh in order to help increase public transport choice for trips to and from Newburgh, increase connectivity, as well as help facilitate access to key services and markets. The option considers the opening of the rail station as both a permanent and a temporary/pop-up structure. It also considers multimodal access to the stations.
Option 4 – Car sharing
A provision to increase car sharing to and from Newburgh in order to improve access to key services and markets, widen people’s travel choices, help reduce lengthy journeys by public transport and help address high public transport fares. The option explores ideas for car sharing, such as setting up a Newburgh only community car share scheme as part of the wider Sestran’s and Fife Council’s car sharing scheme at https://liftshare.com/uk/community/fifetripshare or installing a community car club facility.
Option 5 – New/Improved active travel routes
Option 5a – New/Improved active travel routes and provision to public transport nodes
This option would help to increase access to key services and markets by providing walking and cycling information as well as infrastructure links to/from bus stops and/or public transport interchanges. This may include improvements to walking and cycling routes and/or providing cycle parking provision at bus stops.
Option 5b – New/Improved active travel routes to outlying communities
This option would help to increase access to key services and markets by providing walking and cycling information as well as improved active travel links to connect outlying settlements and communities, such as Abernethy, Lindores and Den of Lindores to help widen travel choices and improve connectivity for local trips.
Option 6 – River services
The provision of passenger service on the Tay Estuary in order to help increase modal choice to and from Newburgh and help increase transport access to Perth and Dundee.