Halbeath Park & Ride is a bus park & ride scheme from the west of Fife to Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is a joint initiative – developed by Fife Council and Transport Scotland (the Scottish Government) – and comes as part of the Forth Replacement Crossing Project.
The aim is to tackle congestion problems during construction of the Queensferry Crossing; to provide an alternative travel option for travellers to Edinburgh & Glasgow and to ease traffic problems in Dunfermline by providing a high frequency link to the town centre. Construction started in the winter of 2012 and the facility opened to the public on the 25th November.
The scheme’s construction was funded by The Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund. The facility is operated as a partnership between Fife Council and Stagecoach in Fife. The Council provides, maintains and manages the infrastructure while Stagecoach operates most of the bus services and staffs the facility.
With ‘sister’ park & ride site at Ferrytoll – a few miles to the south – regularly reaching capacity, Halbeath Park & Ride will offer additional capacity for Edinburgh commuters, an alternative interchange for travellers to Edinburgh Airport as well as journeys across Fife and longer distance coach services.