Fife Circle



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is the main station in Edinburgh and acts as both a terminus and through station. The larger part of the station is covered by a large glazed roof and is an island platform with bays at either end. There is a smaller island platform outwith the main roof on the south side.
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A grab shot of the splasher nameplate of the 'Flying Scotsman' from Waverley's
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Martin MacGuire 20/05/2018
GBRf 66 739 Bluebell Railway, formerly at the tail of The Royal Scotsman, prepares to strike east at Waverley Platform 8. ...
David Panton 08/09/2017
Motor Neurone Disease advert at Waverley.

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John Yellowlees 23/10/2017
An attractive Waverley hoarding at future Platforms 5 and 6. ...
John Yellowlees 23/10/2017

This is a five platform station in the west of Edinburgh where the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and Caledonian Railway divide.
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Poppy train: 1000 Edinburgh-Dundee at Haymarket. ...
John Yellowlees 10/11/2017
Voyagers pass at Haymarket. ...
John Yellowlees 27/01/2017
A Cross-Country Glasgow Central to Penzance service calls at Haymarket at 0957 on 24 April. The large 'Haymarket' lettering, in (still?) trendy ...
David Panton 24/04/2018
Plenty of salt and grit underfoot at Haymarket on a cold and frosty 20 December 2007, with an Aberdeen – Penzance service standing at platform 1. ...
John Furnevel 20/12/2007

This is a modern and minimal two station platform. There is a station car park to the south. This station is entirely new and is not a re-opening. Previously the nearest station was at Saughton, now closed, a mile to the east.
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This double arrow here refers to South Gyle station, but non-locals might be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Pinkhill staion closed on 1968, and ...
David Panton 10/07/2018
68007 Valiant calls at South Gyle taking commuters home to Fife on
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David Panton 12/07/2017
Platform scene at South Gyle station looking north on 13 December 2002, with ScotRail 150262 about to restart from platform 2 with an Edinburgh - ...
John Furnevel 13/12/2002
A couple of new stations which appear to have slipped under the RailScot radar - or an ambiguous sign? ...
David Panton 12/04/2009

This station is a train/tram interchange which also serves the Gyle shopping Centre. Trams run west to Edinburgh Airport.
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Bridge repeater on the Upline at Edinburgh Gateway station. This is of the newish kind which shows clear in green to distinguish if from caution which ...
David Panton 03/05/2018
Edinburgh Gateway public opening leaflet. ...
John Yellowlees 11/12/2016
Informative station sign at Edinburgh Gateway ...
John Yellowlees 11/12/2016
Forth Bridge image in school artwork at Edinburgh Gateway. ...
John Yellowlees 11/12/2016

This is a two platform station located just south of the Forth Bridge. The station retains its original buildings. The main station building is on the northbound platform.
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A Fife local comes off the bridge and into Dalmeny - to pick up me. Electrification of Fife services is a long-term aim. I don't know about you but I ...
David Panton 22/05/2018
An Edinburgh-bound class 170 rushes through Dalmeny station on 26 August. ...
Colin Miller 26/08/2014
Unbranded 43126 on (seemingly endless) driver training duties comes off the bridge and through Dalmeny station on 22 May. It's heading for Platform 0 ...
David Panton 22/05/2018
Death of a cat part 2. Making the final arrangements at Dalmeny on 8 September 2008 [see image 20618]. Standing at platform 1 is the 1254 Glenrothes ...
John Furnevel 08/09/2008

This is a two platform station with a footbridge and original building on the southbound platform. To the immediate south is the Forth Bridge and to the north the North Queensferry Tunnel.
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A poster at North Queensferry Station celebrates the UNESCO connection. ...
John Yellowlees 26/07/2017
A Cowdenbeath to Waverley service calls at North Queensferry on 18 July 2018. Unusually this station never had a goods siding - there just wasn't room ...
David Panton 18/07/2018
At North Queensferry a new UNESCO plaque for the Forth Bridge was unveiled today. ...
John Yellowlees 18/04/2018
66107 leads a Millerhill - Huntly autoballaster into North Queensferry on 1 July. Red 66206 is on the rear. ...
Bill Roberton 01/07/2017

This is a two platform station. The station still has a traditional North British Railway building on the southbound platform. The northbound platform has a modern station building with the ticket office and a car park.
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Freightliner 66597 and 66952 pass through Inverkeithing Station with a Millerhill - Keith concrete sleeper train on Sunday 8th 2017 October.
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Bill Roberton 08/10/2017
Portrait of 158728 at the Up platform in Inverkeithing on 22 June 2017. ...
Bill Roberton 22/06/2017
A service for Glenrothes via Kirkcaldy calls at Inverkeithing on 18 July 2018. ...
David Panton 18/07/2018
British Transport Police-branded 170407 leaves with an Edinburgh - Inverness service on 22 June. ...
Bill Roberton 22/06/2017

This is a two platform station. It was notable for the street level ticket office on brick piers, accessed from the pavement by a footbridge. Sadly this was demolished in 1999.
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The first SRPS 'The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' of August nears Rosyth behind Black Five 45407. ...
Bill Roberton 12/05/2017
LNER 43367 leads the 07.55 Inverness - Kings Cross towards Rosyth, diverted through Fife because of the Stirling blockade on 15th October 2018.
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Bill Roberton 15/10/2018
67016 nears Rosyth with the SRPS empty stock from Thornton Yard to Bo'ness, having formed the previous day's excursion to Scarborough. 11 June. ...
Bill Roberton 11/06/2017
West Coast 47832 nears Rosyth with a Thornton Yard - Bo'ness empty stock working from the previous day's Liverpool excursion. 47854 is on the rear. ...
Bill Roberton 12/06/2016

This is a two platform station with the main station building on the down platform.
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The first SRPS 'The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' of August departs Dunfermline Town after a water stop. ...
Bill Roberton 06/08/2017
Climbing away from Dunfermline. ...
Bill Roberton 09/10/2016
Edinburgh bound 158732 on the eastern approach to Dunfermline Town station on 13 June.
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Bill Roberton 13/06/2011
Edinburgh service runs out onto Bothwell Street Viaduct shortly after leaving Dunfermline Town station on 15 June. ...
Bill Roberton 15/06/2007

This is a relatively new two platform station built to serve the expanding town of Dunfermline and its Queen Margaret Hospital. There is a car park on the north side.
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A Fife Circle line train calls at Dunfermline's Queen Margaret station in May 2005. Located on the eastern edge of Dunfermline, the station was opened ...
John Furnevel 11/05/2005
66746 nears Dunfermline Queen Margaret with the Edinburgh - Keith 'Royal Scotsman', the first trip of the year. 17 April. ...
Bill Roberton 17/04/2017
170 476 pulls into Dunfermline Queen Margaret on 20 September with a Cowdenbeath service. ...
David Panton 20/09/2008
Eastbound arrival at Dunfermline Queen Margaret in May 2005. ...
John Furnevel 11/05/2005

This is a two platform station. The main station building, a modern structure, is on the up platform. The station features a lattice footbridge.
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GBRf 66743 brings up the rear of the 'Royal Scotsman' as it approaches Cowdenbeath station with an Edinburgh - Aviemore private charter on 25th ...
Bill Roberton 25/09/2017
You've been framed! 158 736 seen through the latticework of Cowdenbeath's footbridge on 23 May, awaiting departure with the 13.23 to ...
Bill Roberton 23/05/2011
Stanier Pacific 46233 Duchess of Sutherland running between Lumphinnans and Cowdenbeath on 14 September 2014 with the afternoon SRPS Forth ...
John Robin 14/09/2014
156494 enters Cowdenbeath with the 15.40 from Glenrothes with Thornton to Edinburgh on 12 February. ...
Bill Roberton 12/02/2014

This is a two platform station to the north of the town of Lochgelly. The platform are slightly staggered, the eastbound one being slightly to the west of the westbound.
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A particularly fine barrel-train on the platform at Lochgelly in October 2014. This example is looked after by the Benarty Regeneration Action Group ...
John Yellowlees 07/10/2014
Lochgelly station. ...
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A train for Haymarket leaves Lochgelly on 7 September. ...
Bill Roberton 97/09/2007
117 308 for Edinburgh seen at Lochgelly in May 1999. ...
David Panton /05/1999

This is a two platform station with slightly staggered platforms. A lattice footbridge survived and there are modern glazed shelters, the larger on the up (Edinburgh) bound platform.
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Cardenden Station taken from Fife Circle dmu ...
Gordon Steel 12/10/2017
View north east over Cardenden on 21 July 2014 as 170427 arrives with a Fife Inner Circle service to Edinburgh. ...
Bill Roberton 21/07/2014
West Coast 37516+37685 pass through Cardenden on 21 July with the Royal Scotsman from Edinburgh to Keith.
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Bill Roberton 21/07/2014
As with Ladybank, the name devised by the Edinburgh &
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David Panton 04/09/2010

This is a two platform station.
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DRS 47853 passes Glenrothes with Thornton on 7 June with the late-running Compass Tours Highland Clansman from Middlesbrough to Aviemore, which ...
Bill Roberton 07/06/2014
Exorcist style lighting at Glenrothes with Thornton. ...
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Super Sprinter 158732, waiting to leave Glenrothes with Thornton on the 09.22 to Edinburgh Waverley on 12th October 2017. ...
Gordon Steel 12/10/2017
View east over a deserted Glenrothes with Thornton station on a quiet Wednesday in May 2005. ...
John Furnevel 04/05/2005

This is a two platform station which formerly had a bay on the west or south bound platform.
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The morning CrossCountry Aberdeen to Penzance service calls at Kirkcaldy on 24 October 2018 after a necessarily lengthy announcement (think what it is ...
David Panton 24/10/2018
A sign commemorating Sir Sandford Fleming at Kirkcaldy. ...
John Yellowlees 06/10/2017
Black 5 45407 makes a spirited departure from Kirkcaldy with the returning Fife & Borders excursion on 13 August 2017. [Shades of Where are ...
Bill Roberton 13/08/2017
170 456 with a Fife Circle line service at Kirkcaldy on 31 July 2008. ...
David Panton 31/07/2008

This is a two platform station. The main station building is on the northbound platform.
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DBC 67015 enters Kinghorn with the UK Railtours excursion from Edinburgh - Edinburgh via the SAK and Fife Circle. ...
Bill Roberton 18/08/2018
The Darlington - Dundee Northern Belle between Kinghorn tunnel and station on 15 June behind 47501. No 47832 was on the rear of the train. ...
Bill Roberton 15/06/2013
Road approach to Kinghorn station in May 2005. ...
John Furnevel 23/05/2005
On 30 May 170 416 approaches the Up platform at Kinghorn with a service for, unusually, Dunfermline Town. The Forth Bridge line has been closed on ...
David Panton 30/05/2010

This is a two platform station which opened with the Aberdour Line approach to the Forth Bridge. The station replaced the Burntisland [1st] terminal which is adjoining to its immediate south.
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Flowers at Burntisland station, courtesy of Floral Action Burntisland. ...
John Yellowlees 19/04/2016
On the left of this photo at Burntisland you can see a 'bughotel' supported by ScotRail's biodiversity fund. 6th May 2018.
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John Yellowlees 06/05/2018
DBS 67001 enters Burntisland on 11 July with the 17.08 Edinburgh - Fife - Edinburgh commuter train. ...
Bill Roberton 11/07/2011
158707 draws to a halt at Burntisland on 26 April with a stopping service to Glenrothes with Thornton.
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Bill Roberton 26/04/2010

This is a two platform station. The main station building on the up (southbound) platform remains standing, complete with platform canopy. A small stone waiting shelter also remains on the down platform. The signal box, just north of the building, remains standing. Renovated in 2017 it is currently in use as a pottery.
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A window at the Aberdour Heritage Centre, flanked by hanging flower baskets. ...
John Yellowlees 27/07/2017
45407, running as 45157 Glasgow Highlander, nears Aberdour with the 'Fife Circle & Borders' excursion on 26 August 2018.
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Bill Roberton 26/08/2018
170 457 passes the refurbished former signalbox at Aberdour with a southbound service. ...
Bill Roberton 04/09/2018
44871 emerges from Aberdour Station with 'The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders'. ...
Bill Roberton 27/08/2017

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The 'Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' excursion calls at Dalgety Bay on its return on 6 August. ...
Bill Roberton 06/08/2017
A ScotRail service heading for Edinburgh runs into platform 1 at Dalgety Bay on a pleasant May morning in 2005. ...
John Furnevel 04/05/2005
Not something you see every day. Colas 70804 and 60021 climb away from Dalgety Bay / pass the site of Donibristle siding, with a Millerhill - Elgin ...
Bill Roberton 16/09/2017
66117 (and DB red 66206) pass Dalgety Bay with the 6K50 Millerhill - Elgin rail train on 20th May 2017. ...
Bill Roberton 20/05/2017