THE £6.4 million Rosyth park and choose is still under consideration from transport bosses.

While a funding decision for the project is not expected to be made imminently, Transport Scotland say it is still part of their Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR).

The Press told you in 2017 that they were monitoring commuter numbers at Halbeath and Ferrytoll park & ride sites to see if another one was needed in Rosyth.

The facility, next to Rosyth railway station, would allow drivers to opt for public transport or car-sharing and, unlike the £10m park & ride at Halbeath, the Rosyth site does include the option of getting on the train.

Planning permission was granted in 2013 and Fife Council is still hoping the plans becomes a reality.

Councillor Altany Craik, convener of the economy, tourism, strategic planning and transportation committee, said: “Fife Council is keen to construct the Rosyth park and choose which is supported by Transport Scotland as part of their Strategic Transport Projects Review, and are actively seeking funding to build this facility.”

A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “The Forth Replacement Crossing Public Transport Strategy will be reviewed as part of the project’s year 1 evaluation – starting in February 2019 – a year after motorway regulations were put in place and the public transport corridor opened. 

“A number of the identified interventions in the strategy have been successfully constructed whilst others are now being reconsidered in light of up to date traffic information or alternative emerging strategies such as the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal.

"Future Transport Scotland investment in public transport infrastructure will be considered through the Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 process.”

Dunfermline and West Fife MP, Douglas Chapman, said: “I am delighted that the park and choose is back on the agenda and is being treated as a priority by Fife Council and Transport Scotland.

"While such a development pre-supposes that I am happy with thousands of West Fifers commuting into Edinburgh every day, nothing could be further from the truth.

"The development of the West Fife economy and the creation of new jobs in West Fife is my number one goal and no one should lose sight of that.

"We have the opportunity to create new jobs, in new sectors and our close links with four excellent universities, a highly capable college in Fife and using new connectivity links such as the Queensferry Crossing makes West Fife the place to locate to and to grow your business.”