Fife Circle concerns raised

Prior to the opening of the Borders Railway I was concerned that the trains used would have an impact on the Fife Circle. Following a letter to the Managing Director of Abellio Scotrail I was assured that this would not be the case.

However since then I’ve become aware that constituents are still experiencing services that are running with reduced carriages, including during peak times. Some services, despite a promised six carriage train, are only running with two.

I’ve therefore decided to once again write to the Managing Director to ask further questions. You can see my letter below.

As someone who often uses Scotrail myself to travel from Fife to Edinburgh I understand how busy the trains can get during peak times, and how uncomfortable the carriages can get.

With a large number of Fifers making the trip to Edinburgh for work it is important that the Fife service run to the same high standards as across the rest of the country. We cannot see cuts to Fife to plug gaps in other Scotrail’s services.

I will keep you informed via my website of any reply received from Abellio Scotland. In the meantime if you too have similar experiences you can contact me on