Touch South Junction

Location type


Name and dates

Touch South Junction (1890-1970)

Opened on the West of Fife Railway and Harbour.
Opened on the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway.


This junction opened in 1890 with the Forth Bridge to allow a Edinburgh Waverley - Stirling service via Oakley. The north end of the new curve was at Touch North Junction.

The signal box was on the east side of the junction.

The curve and box closed in 1970. The passenger service west to Stirling had been withdrawn in 1968.



Chronology Dates

07/10/1968Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Stirling to Alloa [1st] to Dunfermline Lower (Touch South Junction) closed to passengers.
05/01/1970Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Touch North Junction to Touch South Junction closed to passengers.


Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Inverkeithing To Thornton Junction: Via Cowdenbeath (Scottish Mainlines)