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St Andrews Railway

This line is closed. It probably should not have been closed as to get to St Andrews from the railway now involves a taxi or bus journey from the relatively nearby station of Leuchars. As many passengers approach from the south this were the line to be rebuilt trains would have to make a "reversal" at Leuchars, Milton Junction.

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Clickable map of the St Andrews Railway.

 Guardbridge viaduct from the south.
Guardbridge viaduct from the south.

Local area

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The links at St Andrews are famous as the "home of golf".

Chronology

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Description of route

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From St Andrews to Leuchars.

Leuchars, Milton Junction

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This was a north facing junction with the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.

Guard Bridge

Guardbridge viaduct from the south.
Guard Bridge viaduct from the south.
   

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This was a single platform station with sidings serving a paper mill. On it's way to St Andrews the line crossed a river - the piers of the old bridge are still visible but the girders removed. Nothing remains of the station today.

St Andrews (Old)

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The original station at St Andrews has been incorporated into a hotel. Once the line was extended south by the Anstruther and St Andrews Railway a new station was opened in the town and the old station became a goods yard. Note - the portion of the line between the two stations was not built by the A&StAR, this was built by the North British Railway who by this stage were the owners of the former St Andrews Railway and thus extended it, clearly wanting to have a interest in the new station, which was jointly owned.


Page created on 11/03/1997
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford