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Support for St Andrews rail link
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Campaigners said there is overwhelming support for a rail link
A survey has revealed that more than three quarters of people in St Andrews would use a reinstated train link.

Local campaign group Starlink sent questionnaires to residents and existing bus commuters to establish if there was any support for trains.

Of those who responded, 78% of those who do not use buses said they would ditch the car in favour of rail.

Respondents said the train would be quicker and more convenient the present journey involving changing at Leuchars.

Never been done

About 20,000 copies of the surveys were posted, left on cars at Leuchars railway station and distributed in local pubs.

The findings are based on the 611 questionnaires which were returned.

About 79% of the responses were from residents with the rest coming from people who commute into the town.

Commuter Jane Ann Liston, who organised the petition, said: "This has been a fairly amateur investigation but it is one which has not really been done before.

"The information will now be made available to Fife Council to see whether there is anything that can be done to get a rail link here."

The survey also found that 80% of existing bus commuters would increase their use of public transport if the train link was re-established.

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