Location type


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.


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.

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



Station Junction

External links

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


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.