With the recent good weather bringing rising temperatures, Cowdenbeath MSP Annabelle Ewing, has written to ScotRail, Transport Scotland and the Transport Minister to express her concerns about conditions for passengers on the Fife Circle.

She fears that crowded trains, passing through Cardenden, Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath stations, will become too uncomfortable in hot weather for passengers.

On Friday Ms Ewing said: “I am sure that most of us have been delighted by the recent good weather which Scotland has been experiencing but these rising temperatures can have a downside and I have written to Scotrail, Transport Scotland and the Transport Minister to raise my very significant concerns about the impact on passengers on the Fife Circle.

“Along with the better weather, passengers on these vastly over-crowded trains are experiencing soaring temperatures which are causing already uncomfortable conditions to become almost intolerable".

She added: “I want to know what can and will be done to ensure that passengers do not overheat. "This is a genuine concern for many and could be very dangerous indeed. At the very least, I want to know that the heating has been turned off and that any air conditioning in the carriages can be turned on!”