Cut-price rail tickets launched
CUT-price train travel which aims to compensate Fifers for poor rail services has been launched.
ScotRail’s “Fife Fiver” campaign offers £5 day return tickets from anywhere in Fife to Edinburgh and Dundee.
The rail company said the promotional fare was in recognition of the fact the Fife circle route had been badly affected by delays, stop-skipping and overcrowding.
But the t wo-month scheme will only apply to services between 10am3.30pm and at weekends.
The scheme means those making the 50-mile journey from Leuchars to Edinburgh will see a saving of £12.70 on an offpeak day return, while those travelling from Nor th Queensferry t o Dundee will save £16.10.
ScotRail Alliance managing director Alex Hynes said: “Next year we’ll be introducing an extra 5,000 seats per day on trains in Fife but in the meantime this promotional ticket will mean that most Fifers will pay no more than £5 for their journey when travelling off-peak.”