SEVEN more trains per day will stop off in West Fife from June after ScotRail revealed timetable improvements.

Service users were consulted last year on a series of possible changes between Edinburgh, Fife, Perth and Dundee ahead of the historic return of services to Levenmouth.

The majority backed an option which will provide Leven with an hourly service to Edinburgh via Kirkcaldy, reducing journey times between Edinburgh and north Fife and Dundee, and providing more evening services across Fife.

The changes will see seven additional services for Dunfermline every day with commuters seeing eight per cent more seats from Fife to Edinburgh in the morning peak and an increase of 12 per cent from Edinburgh to Fife in the evening peak.

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As a result, the number of seats provided between Fife and Edinburgh per day will rise from 16,000 to 19,000 in each direction.

ScotRail say the improvements will deliver opportunities for local people, unlocking access to education, culture, entertainment, and employment options, as well attracting new business and investment.

They say further improvements will be in introduced next year when a second train per hour to Leven is added as an extension of the Edinburgh to Glenrothes with Thornton via Dunfermline service.

Scott Prentice, ScotRail Strategic Planning Director, said: “We are delighted that so many people took the time to submit responses in the public consultation and play an active part in helping to decide what future timetables will look like.

"ScotRail is absolutely committed to making improvements, and while we know there is some way to go, this phased approach will ensure that we operate a reliable train service across all of Fife when the Levenmouth line reopens.

“Rail travel remains one of the easiest and sustainable ways to get around Scotland, and we will continue to look at ways of making it an even more attractive mode of transport.”