Dunfermline Town

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Dunfermline (Lower) (1890-1969)
Dunfermline [3rd] (1969-2005)
Dunfermline Town (2005-)

Opened on the West of Fife Railway and Harbour.

Open on the Fife Circle.
Open on the Stirling, Alloa and Kincardine.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This is a two platform station with the main station building on the down platform.

The station replaced Dunfermline (Comely Park), which was essentially on the same site aligned a little further east. This was a three platform station - two mainline platforms, the up platform being an island with another face. There was a goods yard on the north side, approached by reversal. The third platform is abandoned and the goods yard is now a car park.

The signal box was at the east end of the main station building. It opened on the existing 1866 line in 1877 with the opening of Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway from Charlestown Junction (a little way south west of the station) to North Queensferry [1st].

The box closed in 1978.

Local

Dunfermline Abbey is about half a mile to the west.

08/05/2019

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