The Methil docks are still in operation. They were principally built for the export of coal. A substantial network of railways and yards served the docks.
Methil Dock No 1 (opened 1887)
Methil Dock No 2 (opened 1900)
Methil Dock No 3 (opened 1912)
Subsequent uses have included timber, grain and oil platform construction (to the south).
Railways serving the docks included
Leven Dock Railway
Leven Extension Railway (Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway)
Wemyss Private Railway, which connected to the network.
The railway network had marshaling yards to the north (Kirkland Yard) and south (Methil Yard).
Thornton Junction [W&BR]
Glenrothes with Thornton
| Bass Rock Sidings|
Methil West Junction
Leven Colliery No 4 Pit
Oil Rig Construction Yard
Aberhill Tram Depot
Leven Colliery Nos 1 and 2 Pits
Methil Dock No 2
Methil Dock No 1
Methil Dock No 3
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/12/1908||Leven Dock Railway|
Line from Kirkland Yard to Methil Docks quadrupled.