Leuchars railway station car park will be closed for the duration of the Open Championship at St Andrews, it has been confirmed.
It will close from midnight on Monday July 13 until 10pm on Tuesday July 21.
As has been the case in previous years, the car park is to be used as a queuing area for the thousands of golf fans expected to travel to St Andrews using ScotRail’s Golflink service.
Fifteen spaces at the far north end of the car park will also close from midnight on Sunday July 5 until midnight on Wednesday July 22.
During the full closure, alternative parking will be provided at Guardbridge Mill, and a free shuttle bus will run between there and Leuchars station for ScotRail passengers. Cars cannot be parked at Guardbridge overnight.
No cars should be left in Leuchars station car park after midnight on Monday July 13.
Rob Shorthouse, ScotRail’s communications director, said: “The Open is one of the most famous and most prestigious sporting events anywhere in the world.
“Thousands of people will be flocking to St Andrews for this year’s championship and these plans make sure that they get there with the minimum amount of hassle.”
David Brown, roads network management lead professional with Fife Council, said: “A great many people travel to the golf by train so it’s important that we keep the car park clear so that people have a safe area to wait for boarding and alighting buses and trains.
“I would ask all users of the car park to be aware of the temporary restrictions that will be in place during this event and familiarise themselves.”