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 by Blyth and Cunningham 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
The North British Railway crest, one of a pair of windows in the Edinburgh Waverley conference room. ...
John Yellowlees 11/06/2019
Motor Neurone Disease advert at Waverley.

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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. An 1842 Georgian building, by John Miller, dating from the opening as a terminus now fronts a station which is a train, tram and bus interchange.
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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
158713, on a Dunblane service, arriving at Haymarket station on 16th May 2016. ...
David Bosher 16/05/2016
Spring morning reflections. The 0608hrs Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy at Haymarket on Wednesday 22 May 2019. Grab shot from a perfectly positioned 0526hrs ...
David Pesterfield 22/05/2019

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
An Edinburgh service calls at South Gyle on 11 January 2019. South Gyle lost half of its daytime services when the new Edinburgh Gateway took them ...
David Panton 11/01/2019
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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Edinburgh Gateway public opening leaflet. ...
John Yellowlees 11/12/2016
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
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 on its southern approach embankment. It was briefly known as Forth Bridge when first opened (signs read 'Forth Bridge for South Queensferry'). The station retains several of its original buildings. The main station building, of typical North British Railway design, is on the northbound platform. A sandstone former ...

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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
Northbound 47 hauled train passing north through Dalmeny. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
40133 enters Dalmeny with empty mineral wagons, possibly from Methil Power Station, in 1983.
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Bill Roberton //1983

This is a two platform station with a footbridge and original building on the southbound platform. The smaller building on the northbound platform has not survived. 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
An excellent exhibition is being staged in North Queensferry station to mark the centenary of the surrender of the German Fleet in the Firth of Forth ...
John Yellowlees 03/11/2018
A northbound Fife local calls at North Ferry on a damp 25 November 2019 while a fast train retreats onto the bridge. It seems the secret to avoiding ...
David Panton 25/11/2019
158867, on an Edinburgh Waverley service, arriving at North Queensferry station on 24th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 24/07/2017

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
One beneficiary of the Edinburgh Gateway opening is the Gyle shopping centre which is nearer Gateway than it is to South Gyle station. This is just as ...
David Panton 10/12/2016

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
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
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
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 northbound platform. The building is a stone built single storey with a canopy over the entrance. A flat roofed platform canopy runs the full length of the building. Opposite is a modern brick shelter. There are car parks on either side of the station.
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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
WCRC 37516+37685 charge the gradient north of Dunfermline Town station on 30 June 2014 with the Edinburgh - Keith Royal Scotsman. ...
Bill Roberton 30/06/2014

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
170 476 pulls into Dunfermline Queen Margaret on 20 September with a Cowdenbeath service. ...
David Panton 20/09/2008
66746 nears Dunfermline Queen Margaret with the Edinburgh - Keith 'Royal Scotsman', the first trip of the year. 17 April. ...
Bill Roberton 17/04/2017
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. The signal box, opened in 1901, was at the south end of the southbound platform.
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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
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
156494 enters Cowdenbeath with the 15.40 from Glenrothes with Thornton to Edinburgh on 12 February. ...
Bill Roberton 12/02/2014
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

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
A train for Haymarket leaves Lochgelly on 7 September. ...
Bill Roberton 97/09/2007
Lochgelly station. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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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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
Cardenden Station taken from Fife Circle dmu ...
Gordon Steel 12/10/2017
As with Ladybank, the name devised by the Edinburgh &
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David Panton 04/09/2010

This is a modern two platform station. On the north side is the station car park, once the site of sidings approached by reversal from Thornton West Junction [1st].
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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
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
Exorcist style lighting at Glenrothes with Thornton. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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 equipped with large carparks. The main station building is on the southbound platform. The station is on the west side of the town.
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A sign commemorating Sir Sandford Fleming at Kirkcaldy. ...
John Yellowlees 06/10/2017
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
170 456 with a Fife Circle line service at Kirkcaldy on 31 July 2008. ...
David Panton 31/07/2008
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

This is a two platform station. The main station building is on the northbound platform. The station is in Kinghorn, just above Kinghorn Beach.
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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
GBRf 66743 passes Kinghorn with the Dundee - Edinburgh leg of the first 'Royal Scotsman' trip of the season, on 15 April. ...
Bill Roberton 15/04/2019
The 11.02 Aberdeen - Edinburgh service passes through Kinghorn on 7 January 2019, formed by 43169 and 43183 with four coaches, all in new livery.
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Bill Roberton 07/01/2019
A HST training run from Haymarket to Dundee passes through Kinghorn on 26 November 2018 with 43179 on the rear and re-liveried 43033 leading.
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Bill Roberton 26/11/2018

This is a two platform station which opened with the Aberdour Line (North British Railway) 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
The 1215 Edinburgh Waverley - Glenrothes with Thornton arriving at Burntisland on 14 April 2019. ...
Andy Furnevel 14/04/2019
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

This is a two platform station. The main station building, one storey with canopy, is on the up (southbound) platform. A small stone waiting shelter also remains on the down platform. The station is located in Aberdour itself.
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A window at the Aberdour Heritage Centre, flanked by hanging flower baskets. ...
John Yellowlees 27/07/2017
Aberdour best small station - a plaque unveiled on the 7th of December. ...
John Yellowlees 07/12/2018
44871 emerges from Aberdour Station with 'The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders'. ...
Bill Roberton 27/08/2017
44871 climbs away from Aberdour with the SRPS 'The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' excursion on 20 August. 37685 was working hard on the rear. ...
Bill Roberton 20/08/2017

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The 08.20 CrossCountry service from Aberdeen to Penzance nears Dalgety Bay on 3 September. The train was terminated at Inverkeithing because of a ...
Bill Roberton 03/09/2019
DBS 66301 nears Dalgety Bay station with an Auchterarder - Millerhill spent ballast train on 8 December, returning from works near Gleneagles. ...
Bill Roberton 08/12/2019
Colas 70814 nears Dalgety Bay with the Aberdeen Craiginches - Oxwellmains cement empties on 17th May 2019. ...
Bill Roberton 17/05/2019
The 'Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders' excursion calls at Dalgety Bay on its return on 6 August. ...
Bill Roberton 06/08/2017