Location type


Name and dates

Crail (1883-1965)

Opened on the Anstruther and St Andrews Railway.


This two platform station was the principal station between St Andrews and Anstruther [2nd]. The building was of a larger design to the rest of the line. It was on the western edge of Crail. The building was on on the southbound - town side - platform.

There was a goods yard on the east side, approached from the north. A signal box was at the north end of the platform.

Initially there was no loop, the southbound platform being the original platform. The loop was installed in 1898.

The station closed and the line to the north closed in 1965 and the signal box was reduced to a ground frame. The line to the south being retained briefly for goods. In 1966 the line south closed.

Portions of platform and the main station building survive. Much of the station site became the East Neuk Water Garden Centre (since closed?)


A mile and a half to the south west a former crossing keeper's house, at the former Thirdpart Level Crossing, now offers accommodation. Railway Crossing Cottage



External links

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


05/10/1965Anstruther and St Andrews Railway
St Andrews to Crail closed to freight.
18/06/1966Anstruther and St Andrews RailwayEast of Fife Railway
Crail to Leven [2nd] (excluded) closed to freight.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

Crail, History and Guide: The Story of an Ancient Scottish Burgh

Fife's Lost Railways

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

The Anstruther and St. Andrews Railway

The Leven & East of Fife Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The St Andrews Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)