Location type


Name and dates

Kincardine (1893-1930)

Opened on the Kincardine Branch (North British Railway).


This was a two platform station with a loop on a single track line. It was originally a terminus of the Kincardine Branch (North British Railway), opened in 1893. Ferry Pier was to the west. The goods yard was to the north over a level crossing, on the east side of the line and approached from the south. The line continued past the station to terminate with a loop on Shipping Pier.

The original platform (later eastbound) was on the north/east side of the line. The main station building was on this platform. The second platform, the westbound, was added in 1906 when the line was extended east by the Kincardine Branch (North British Railway). For this the line was slightly re-aligned and Shipping Pier line removed. The existing signal box was replaced.

The station closed in 1930.

The station site is crossed by the Kincardine Bridge at its east end and at the west end is the approach to the yard of the former Kincardine Power Station. The line is now single track through the former station.

A loop and Kincardine Signal Box were installed to the north west in 1960 for Kincardine Power Station, which opened in 1962. 'Kincardine Station' box was a BR Type 16c.

Longannet Power Station was opened to the east in 1970-3. (Prior to this there was a rail served military depot here.)

The line to Alloa [1st] closed in 1981, but the railway remained open to serve Kincardine Power Station's yard. The railway to Alloa re-opened in 2008.


Station terminus

External links

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

Chronology Dates

18/12/1893Kincardine Branch (North British Railway)
Kincardine Junction to Kincardine opened.
  /  /1898Kincardine and Dunfermline Railway (North British Railway)
Line authorised between Kincardine and Elbowend Junction.
01/07/1906Kincardine and Dunfermline Railway (North British Railway)
Line opened between Kincardine and Elbowbend Junction, contractor Robert McAlpine.
  /05/1955Kincardine Branch (North British Railway)
New lines laid into Kincardine Power Station yard site. A pair of reception loop sidings was laid north of Kincardine, which could be approached from either direction and gave access to the power stations considerable yard. Between south and north sidings were two wagon tippler filler pit sidings and three non-tippler filler pit sidings, accessed via a headshunt to the west. Both south and north groups had eight looped sidings and a broken wagon siding.
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.)

News items

31/03/2023Kincardine: Quarry firm plans to send road materials by rail [Dunfermline Press]
03/02/2023Fife Council urged to bid for cash for West Fife Rail Link [Dunfermline Press]
11/04/2022Railfuture Scotland proposals could see West Fife in line for new railway stations [Dunfermline Press]
17/02/2022Council boss exploring bid to bring Great British Railways headquarters to Fife [The Courier]
01/07/2021Kincardine: Talgo train-building factory still on track despite HS2 blow [Dunfermline Press]
07/06/2021MP calls on Scottish Government to progress Alloa-Fife rail link plan [Alloa Advertiser]
08/04/2021Can a local rail renaissance happen at a bad time for trains? Of course, say Fifes committed campaigners [Evening Telegraph]
06/04/2021Network Rail submits plans for station at Kincardine [Alloa Advertiser]
15/02/2021Campaign to reopen the Alloa-Dunfermline route to passengers continues [Alloa Advertiser]
19/10/2020Dont just stop there: MPs call for full West Fife rail line [Dunfermline Press]