The Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine route reopening is one of the most important railway infrastructure projects Scotland has seen in decades. Project management of the initiative is being undertaken by Transport Scotland with Clackmannanshire Council as the promoter.
A new railway station is being built in Alloa town centre allowing direct hourly passenger services between Alloa, Stirling and Glasgow Queen Street stations. Passengers can change at Stirling for further services to Edinburgh
The line will also carry coal from the West of Scotland to Longannet Power Station in Fife and potentially provide freight services to other customers along the line.
The main construction work began in September 2005 and is expected to be complete by spring 2008, with passenger services anticipated to be running by the summer.