Location type


Name and dates

Alloa (2008-)

Station code: ALO National Rail ScotRail
Where: Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Opened on the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway.
Open on the Stirling, Alloa and Kincardine.


This is a single platform station opened in 2008 to the east of the original Alloa [1st] station. It is a terminus being on a siding served from the west, the direction of Stirling.

The station has a modern on-platform station building and car park to the south. The station is built on the northern part of the Alloa Brewery site, known for the Alloa Brewery Siding.

The railway to Alloa was electrified in 2018.


Station terminus


Gaelic name: Alamhagh

Chronology Dates

28/08/1850Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Forth Iron Works Railway
Opened from Oakley to Alloa. Opened from Dunfermline to Alloa for passengers. A branch to Alloa Harbour station from Alloa was used for passengers travelling on to Stirling by boats along the River Forth.
01/07/1852Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Opened from Alloa to Stirling. Stirling Forth Viaduct [SandD] at Stirling opened alongside the Scottish Central Railway's bridge, to run south to Stirling East station.
01/07/1853South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to South Alloa opened to passengers. Ferry used to cross the River Forth to Alloa.
  /  /1854Sauchie Waggonway
Closed, due to Stirling and Dunfermline Railway's branch from Alloa to Tillicoultry being opened.
11/08/1879Alloa Railway
Authorised to build a line from the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway), a swing bridge, Alloa Bridge, over the River Forth and line into Alloa.
  /  /1883Alloa Railway
The North British Railway withdraws its proposed Larbert and Cambus Line. It is granted running powers over the Alloa Railway in exchange for Caledonian Railway running powers to Alloa from Longcarse Junction (not Alloa West Junction?).
27/04/1883North British Railway
Alloa Railway
South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
North British Railway given running powers over the Alloa Railway and South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway) from Alloa to Greenhill Junction but must guarantee a minimum of traffic worth £3000 annually.
12/10/1904Alloa Railway
Alloa Bridge is badly damaged after being struck by the schooner 'Stirling' resulting in the fall of a span. The Caledonian Railway is allowed to reroute its trains to Alloa via Stirling. North British Railway trains also diverted.
01/06/1905Alloa Railway
Alloa Bridge repairs complete and Caledonian Railway trains to Alloa return to their usual route.
29/01/1968Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa (Alloa West Junction) to Larbert (Alloa Junction) closed to passengers. Railbuses cease crossing the Alloa Bridge.
06/10/1979Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Kincardine Junction (excluded) to Bogside (excluded) closed. Signalling and connections removed at the former Alloa station. Lines from Alloa Co-op Coal Siding and Kincardine Junction run as two parallel single tracks from Alloa to Alloa West Junction. (Other sources suggest 06/1979 and 07/1979.)
26/02/2003Stirling and Dunfermline Railway Kincardine Line (North British Railway)
Bill presented to the Scottish Parliament by Clackmannanshire Council for the re-opening of the line between Stirling, Alloa and Kincardine. (No bill had closed the line.)
  /12/2007Scottish Central Railway
Introduction of coloured light signalling at Stirling resulting in a mixture with semaphore signalling still in use on the Alloa route.
02/04/2008Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
First driver training service arrives at the new and not yet opened Alloa station.
19/05/2008Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Kincardine Branch (North British Railway)
The railway between Stirling and Alloa re-opens to passengers. The line between Stirling and Longannet Power Station via Alloa re-opens to freight providing an alternative route to the Forth Bridge.

News items

31/07/2023Rail services between Stirling and Alloa halted after train strikes tree and overhead cables snap [STV]
22/02/2023Laying track to Levenmouth [Rail Engineer]
03/02/2023Fife Council urged to bid for cash for West Fife Rail Link [Dunfermline Press]
23/05/2022Alloa train services: Call to end 'ScotRail-imposed curfew' [Alloa Advertiser]
02/03/2022Tributes to Alloa's 'true campaigner' Martin Cook [Alloa Advertiser]
28/09/2021From coal mining to soul mining on a heritage walk around St Helens [The Guardian]
14/09/2021Alloa residents warned of noise during Network Rail works [Alloa Advertiser]
24/08/2021Rail timetable changes under fire with Dunblane commuters set to see service diverted [Daily Record]
07/06/2021MP calls on Scottish Government to progress Alloa-Fife rail link plan [Alloa Advertiser]
06/04/2021Network Rail submits plans for station at Kincardine [Alloa Advertiser]


The Railways of Stirling