Concerns have been raised regarding the gap between the platform and trains at Aberdour Station.

The station has a curve to it, and most modern trains have their doors closer to the centre of the carriage, rather than at the ends, which also makes them further away from the platform. This means there is a significant gap between platform one and the trains, which passengers have to negotiate.

Several comments have been posted to the Aberdour Notice Board online complaining about the gap, with one comment saying that an older man decided to go to Burntisland to get a train to Edinburgh, because the gap at Aberdour was too big.

Cllr David Barratt, of the Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay ward, said: “It does seem to be causing problems and seems to date back quite a long time.”

There have been a few incidents relating to this gap. One commenter said he witnessed a woman fall between the train and the platform as she was trying to lift her bike onboard.

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“We have been fortunate that there haven’t been more incidents," added Cllr Barratt. "It can be quite a daunting gap.”

ScotRail is planning to review the stopping point at Aberdour which could help make it more manageable for passengers. They will also engage with National Rail to identify if there are any plans to make infrastructure improvements.

David Lister, ScotRail Safety, Engineering and Sustainability director, said: “The safety and comfort of all our customers is a priority at ScotRail. We carry our risk assessments at all stations on risks relating to boarding and alighting our services.  

“We are planning a review of accessibility at Aberdour station. Any customers requiring additional assistance at Aberdour can contact our Assisted Travel team, or ask our train conductor on the platform for help.”