Location type


Name and dates

Buckhaven (1881-1955)

Opened on the Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway.
Opened on the Leven Extension Railway (Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway).


This was a single platform station, originally a terminus approached from the west, from Thornton Junction. The platform was on the south side of the line, the town side. The line was extended east to Methil in 1887.

At the west end of the station the goods yard lines connected to the existing Bowman and Co line from Rosie Pit to Muiredge Goods, originally the terminus of a goods only line from Cameron Bridge [1st]. The portion of the Bowman line running west to the Rosie Pit later became part of the Wemyss Private Railway, with the remainder running north to Muiredge becoming North British Railway owned.

The goods yard was served from the west and the sidings were north of the passenger platform. Just to the north of the goods yard was the Buckhaven Saw Mills.

The station closed in 1955 to passengers, the box closed in 1957 and closure of the line was around 1968.

The station site was obliterated in the late 1960s. The station is remembered in the name Station Place, a road just to the south of its former site.


Station terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

01/08/1881Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway
Line opened from Thornton to Buckhaven.
05/05/1887Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway
Line opened from Buckhaven to Methil, new Methil Dock No 1 opened.

News items

18/11/2021Levenmouth Rail Campaign November Member Profile [Transform Scotland]


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