Crossgates (Fife)

Location type


Names and dates

Crossgates (1848-1923)
Crossgates (Fife) (1923-1949)

Opened on the Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway).


This two platform station was to the east of a cutting. The main station building was on the westbound platform and there waiting rooms at the west end of both platforms. A small goods yard was on the north side, approached from the east which served the small Mossend Iron Foundry. The signal box was on the westbound platform and closed in 1927.

The location was rural, although the village of Crossgates itself was to the south (around half a mile). Hill of Beath developed to the north and there were a number of mines in the area.

Little remains of the station, although the site of the removed platforms can still be seen. The line remains open.

This was briefly, from 1848 to 1849, the terminus of the Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway) from Thornton Junction until the line was extended west to Dunfermline [2nd] (later Dunfermline Upper). Extending to Crossgates brought the Edinburgh and Northern Railway into the Fordell Colliery and its various pits, east of the temporary terminus.


Station terminus

External links

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

Nearby stations
Cowdenbeath (Old)
Dunfermline Queen Margaret
Donibristle Platform
Dalgety Bay
Dunfermline (Comely Park)
Dunfermline Upper
Dunfermline City
Dunfermline Nethertown [2nd]
Phoenix Foundry [Crossgates]
Cuttlehill Colliery Cobden Pit
Mouth of Day Mine (Coal)
Cuttlehill Colliery North Pit
Hill of Beath Colliery West Pit
Hill of Beath Colliery Engine Pit
Fordell Colliery George Pit
Hill of Beath Fireclay Works
No 12 Pit
Cuttlehill Colliery
Fordell Colliery Lady Anne Pit
Fordell Colliery William Pit
Hill of Beath Colliery Dalbeath Pit
Coal Pit
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Chronology Dates

  /  /1832Fordell Railway
Branch to Crossgates.
24/09/1949Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Crossgates closed to passengers.


Inverkeithing To Thornton Junction: Via Cowdenbeath (Scottish Mainlines)