MP for Crossgates, Hill of Beath and Moss-side, Douglas Chapman, is enthusiastic about the changes that are set to take place in rolling stock on the Fife Circle rail line.

The many commuters heading to Edinburgh each day from Cardenden, Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath stations will be hoping that he is right.

There have been a lot of problems experienced on the Cardenden to Edinburgh route over the past few months ranging from cancellations to poor quality of rolling stock, to far too few carriages and overcrowding.

Mr Chapman talks about the introduction of the new electric trains on the Glasgow to Edinburgh route freeing up carriages which can be used on routes such as the Fife Circle.

The more that are freed up the better for local rail users because it will make the journey to the Capital from the three local stations that bit more comfortable.

It is something that is needed but of course there is also the need for the rail operators to put extra carriages on to ensure journeys to Edinburgh are that bit more comfortable.

The improvements should not be long in coming and by the autumn perhaps we will see things happening.