Leuchars (Old)

Location type


Names and dates

Leuchars [1st] (1848-1852)
Leuchars Junction [1st] (1852-1876)
Leuchars (Old) (1876-1921)

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

Opened on the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.
Opened on the St Andrews Railway.


This was a four platform station. A bay existed on either side for the [St Andrews Railway] branch. To the south of the station was a small yard on the west side of the line. The main station building was on the southbound platform.

There was a level crossing at the north end of the station. On the south side of this was a footbridge between the platforms. The signal box was by the level crossing.

The line north to Tayport was singled in 1929. The station had closed in 1921, becoming a goods depot. The line north closed altogether in 1956, but the railway remained at the old station, cut back to the south side of the level crossing. The signal box closed in 1959 and four track railway reduced to a single line.

The line closed altogether in 1967.

The station site has been absorbed by road improvements and the western portion is now a car park.



Nearby stations
Guard Bridge
St Fort
St Andrews [1st]
Newport-on-Tay West
St Andrews [2nd]
Newport-on-Tay East
Mount Melville
Broughty Pier
Rathillet Siding
Broughty Ferry
Milton Junction [Leuchars]
Guardbridge Paper Mill
Eden Brick Works
Guard Bridge Viaduct
Seggie Brick and Tile Works
Seafield Brick and Tile Works
St Fort South Junction
St Fort West Junction
Linkswood Oil Depot
Morton Siding
Strathtyrum House
Newton Ballast Hill
St Andrews Shed
St Athernase Church
RAF Leuchars
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


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Fife's Last Days of Steam

Fife's Lost Railways

Railways of Fife

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The Anstruther and St. Andrews Railway

The Railways of Fife

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