Location type


Name and dates

Stravithie (1887-1930)

Opened on the Anstruther and St Andrews Railway.


This was a two platform station with a loop on a single track line. The eastbound platform and loop were a later addition of 1898, when the original 1887 signal box was replaced. The main station building was on the original westbound platform, with the signal box to its east.

There was a goods yard to the south, approached by a reversing spur to the east of the station.

The signal box and loop closed in 1926. The station itself closed in 1930. After closure the platforms remained - and the line remained open until 1965.

The station platforms and main building (greatly extended) remain. It is now a guest house, The Old Station . A carriage stands between the platforms.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

22/09/1930Anstruther and St Andrews Railway
Boarhills, Kingsbarns, Stravithie and Mount Melville stations closed.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

Crail, History and Guide: The Story of an Ancient Scottish Burgh

Fife's Lost Railways

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Scotland’s Lost Branch Lines: Where Beeching Got It Wrong

The Anstruther and St. Andrews Railway

The Leven & East of Fife Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The St Andrews Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)