A short portion of this line will re-open for the new Levenmouth station. This line is mothballed except for the sidings at the now closed and infilled Leven Dock. This was a goods only line running from what later became Kirkland Yard to the dock. Access was in fact from the east - a reversal from the goods yard at Leven [1st] followed by a second reversal at a headshunt at Kirkland. It was replaced by a huge remodelling of the location Kirkland Yard and Leven Dock to Methil Line Widening (North British Railway) which incorporated the original line.
These locations are along the line.
A new terminus serving Leven, Innerleven and Methil will be built below the A955 Bawbee Bridge which crosses over the River Leven and the former freight only line to Methil Power Station and the docks. This new site for the terminus is required as the sites of Leven [1st] and Leven [2nd] stations are not available.
This junction, actually at Levenmouth, was formed in 1914 during the works to open Methil Dock No 3. Kirkland Yard was laid out to the west, a great improvement on the single track line from the Kirkland Siding reversing spur in Leven. A quadruple track was laid from the yard to Methil East Junction where there were sidings on the site of the Leven Dock and a new quadruple track ...More details