Inverkeithing railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Chèitinn|
Souhbound view in September 2009
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Inverkeithing from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Inverkeithing railway station serves the town of Inverkeithing in Fife, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Fife Circle Line, 13 1⁄4 miles (21.3 km) north west of Edinburgh Waverley. It opened in 1890, at the same time as the Forth Rail Bridge and associated connecting lines, though the tracks of the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway through the station site had been in use since 1877.
The station is popular with commuters travelling to Edinburgh from Fife and beyond, thanks to its location beside the M90 motorway. Immediately north of the station, the Fife Circle Line splits in two - the main line continuing along the coast via Aberdour whilst the branch heads inland towards Dunfermline. Two large free of charge park and ride car parks are provided.
Journey times as low as 15 minutes are available to Haymarket as CrossCountry, Virgin Trains East Coast and Abellio ScotRail express services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen stop here. Some services between Edinburgh and Inverness also stop at Inverkeithing.
Mondays to Saturdays daytimes, four Fife Circle Line trains per hour go southbound to Edinburgh. Northbound, services run every half-hour to Dunfermline Town, and half-hourly to Kirkcaldy. One of the former & both of the latter continue to Glenrothes with Thornton. Evenings and Sundays, two trains per hour go southbound to Edinburgh and two per hour go along the Fife Circle one in each direction (one via Dunfermline and one via Kirkcaldy).
Monday to Saturday - most daytime ScotRail services to Aberdeen and Inverness no longer stop here (though a few calls are made to both destinations in the early morning & evening). The primary longer distance service is provided by half-hourly semi-fast trains from Edinburgh to either Perth or Dundee (hourly to each), which serve most stations north of Kirkcaldy. There is a once daily train to Glasgow Queen Street via Winchburgh Junction and Polmont each morning, returning in the evening peak. On Sundays, there is a limited service to Perth & Inverness and a mostly hourly service to Dundee & Aberdeen.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Cross Country Network
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
|North Queensferry||Abellio ScotRail
Fife Circle Line
Fife Circle Line
|Edinburgh Waverley||Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
|Haymarket||Virgin Trains East Coast
(London – Aberdeen)