Ladybank

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Ladybank (1847-)

Opened on the Fife and Kinross Railway.

Opened on the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.

Open on the Edinburgh to Perth.
Open on the Edinburgh to Dundee.


Description

This is a two platform station with the main original station building on the northbound platform, architect probably David Bell. The building is a complicated structure with different numbers of stories. On the southbound platform is a North British Railway waiting room building. The platforms are linked by subway.

The station is the junction between the lines from the south to Perth and Dundee.

There was a bay platform at the south end of the station, this served the Fife and Kinross Railway by reversal. Trains would set out south for a short distance, before reversing to head west.

Between the two lines at the north end of the station was Ladybank Shed and works. The shed still stands. On the east side of the station, approached from the north east, was the goods yard.

Within the 'V' of the junction was Ladybank North signal box, one of two boxes opened in 1888, along with Ladybank south box which was on the east side of the line opposite the reversing spur for the Auchtermuchty line.

North to Glenburnie Junction was singled in 1934. The line west to Auchtermuchty closed in 1957.

The north box took over the south box in 1966 when the south box was replaced with a ground frame for the sidings. The box became simply Ladybank Junction. This in turn closed in 1980 when the Edinburgh Signalling Centre took over.

The art studio of Kirsty Lorenz is on platform 2 in the main station building. Also in this building is the Off the Rails Arthouse .

The Artline - Art and Heritage on the railway in Fife


Tags

Station Junction

External links

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





Dates

31/07/1845Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Act receives Royal assent. Mainline from Burntisland to Perth via Ladybank. Branches from Ladybank to Cupar and Kirkcaldy to the harbour. The Perth station was to be by the Dundee and Perth Railway station.
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.
01/02/1890Edinburgh and Northern Railway
New further west Bridge of Earn [2nd] station opened to serve both the Perth to Ladybank and Perth to Cowdenbeath lines. Bridge of Earn [1st] closes.