Charging point for electric cars to be installed at railway station

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A charging point for electric cars will be installed at Cupar railway station.

ScotRail has announced the free-to-use point will be operational within weeks and comes as part of a major installation of charging sites at stations throughout the country.

It follows a 62% rise in the number of electric vehicle registrations in Scotland compared with this time last year.

ScotRail Alliance’s programmes and transformation director Ian McConnell said: “These additions to our car parks, combined with longer trains, more seats and better services, will all help us to achieve our aim of reducing the carbon footprint.”

*Nearly 100% of Kirkcaldy’s taxis passed their annual inspection.

Of the 140 vehicles tested in the Kirkcaldy zone during July and August, 138 passed first time — a 98% success rate and an improvement on the 96% score during the same period the previous year.

The two that failed went on to pass on a retest.