Methil Docks

Location type

Water

Name and dates

Methil Docks (1887-)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Lochs, and lakes, water.

Description

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)
and
Wemyss Private Railway, which connected to the network.

The railway network had marshaling yards to the north (Kirkland Yard) and south (Methil Yard).

Local

Methil Heritage - Methil Docks

Forth Ports - Fife Ports

Tags

Docks

Dates

  /12/1908Leven Dock Railway
Line from Kirkland Yard to Methil Docks quadrupled.