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Kinghorn (1847-)

Station code: KGH National Rail ScotRail
Where: Fife, Scotland
Opened on the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.
Opened on the Binnend Oilworks Railway.
Open on the Fife Circle.
Open on the Edinburgh to Perth.
Open on the Edinburgh to Dundee.


This is a two platform station. The main station building is on the northbound platform. The station is in Kinghorn, just above Kinghorn Beach.

The station building is of two storeys, similar to that at Springfield. The architect is through to be David Bell. A wooden waiting room extends the building on the platform side. A lattice footbridge links the platforms with steps down to Harbour Road as well as the southbound platform. The timber waiting room on the southbound platform, which was cantilevered out from the platform and overhanging Harbour Road, removed in 2007. With its high location passengers on the southbound platform have an unusually good view over the sea.

The goods yard was on the west side of the line, approached from the north by reversal. The signal box was located at the north end of the station. A long siding led from the goods yard through a tunnel and on to a reversing spur. From here the branch (Binnend Oilworks Railway) ran north and then west to Binnend Oilworks.

The signal box closed in 1967.

Kinghorn Viaduct is just north of the station and Kinghorn Tunnel is a little to the south west. The Abden Works, a shipyard, was just to the north of the viaduct.

The station building has been converted Artline Kinghorn with an art studio on the upper floor and gallery on the ground floor.

The Artline - Art and Heritage on the railway in Fife




Listing: B

Chronology Dates

17/09/1847Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Opened from Burntisland to Lindores and Cupar. Stations at Burntisland [1st], Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy, Sinclairtown, Dysart, Thornton, Markinch, Falkland Road, Kingskettle, Ladybank, Collessie, Lindores [1st], Springfield and Cupar.
  /09/2000Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Kinghorn wins ScotRail Station of the Year.

News items

03/02/2023Fife Circle rail services to be reviewed by ScotRail [Dunfermline Press]
25/03/2022Board the Mayflower steam train at Edinburgh Waverley for a food trip to Fife [Fife Today]
05/10/2020Train journeys across Tayside and Fife hit as heavy flooding closes line near Kinghorn [The Courier]
09/08/2017Aberdour station up for top award [ScotRail]
18/05/2015Kinghorn named best kept station [BBC News]
10/10/2013Views of the Forth for rail passengers [Fife Today]
28/08/2013Four Scottish based projects short listed for UK National Community Rail Awards. [Railscot]
14/11/2012Sculpture marks a year of transformation at Kinghorn [Railscot]
09/09/2012Kinghorn Station 'Open Doors Day' [Railscot]


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

Burntisland: Fife's Railway Port (Locomotion papers)

Fife's Last Days of Steam

Fife's Lost Railways

Railways of Fife

The Railways of Fife