PEOPLE in the Wee County are being urged to make the case for the re-opening of the Alloa-Dunfermline railway line for passengers in the coming days.

Government agency Transport Scotland is currently consulting on its Strategic Transport Projects Review to create a priority list and there are ambitions to make sure the railway link toward Fife is included.

The call to make the case for the line came from MSP Mark Ruskell, who has for long argued for it to be re-opened, often highlighting the success of the passenger services between Alloa and Stirling.

Hopes for the line were boosted in December when plans to redevelop the former Longannet Power Station were approved by Fife councillors.

The railway used to server the power plant and part of the redevelopment could see Spanish high-speed train manufacturers Talgo open a factory there.

The plant could create as many as 1,000 direct jobs and representatives of the Spanish firm previously told an Alloa Town Hall audience they would need a modernised and electrified railway to help test their locomotives.

Mr Ruskell, who orchestrated town hall meetings in both Alloa and in Fife to bring locals and Talgo representatives together in order to gauge support for the move, is urging people to spare 10minutes to complete Transport Scotland's online survey.

Click here to do so before January 10.