Springfield railway station

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Springfield
National Rail
Springfield railway station, Fife (geograph 3942143).jpg
View of Springfield Railway Station from platform 2
General information
LocationSpringfield, Fife
Scotland
Coordinates56°17′42″N 3°03′10″W / 56.2950°N 3.0528°W / 56.2950; -3.0528Coordinates: 56°17′42″N 3°03′10″W / 56.2950°N 3.0528°W / 56.2950; -3.0528
Grid referenceNO349119
Managed byScotRail
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeSPF
Key dates
17 September 1847Opened[1]
Passengers
2016/17Increase 878
2017/18Increase 1,170
2018/19Increase 1,622
2019/20Increase 1,672
2020/21Decrease 254
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Springfield railway station serves the village of Springfield in Fife, Scotland. The station has two platforms and is unstaffed. Services are operated by ScotRail.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1847 by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway and was likely designed by David Bell,[2] an architect who worked on the railway and is credited with the design of other stations in the area.[3]

To the west of the station, the Cults and Pitlessie Lime Works industrial spur line met the mainline at Cults siding, allowing access to the Cults and Pitlessie Lime Works and Pitlessie Maltings to the south.[4] In 1947 this line was closed. Remnants of the railway, including a number of bridges, can be found on the Crawford Priory Estate.

Services[edit]

Only a few trains are scheduled to stop at Springfield station. On Mondays to Saturdays - in the May 2021 timetable, 3 northbound and 2 southbound trains call.[5]

There is no Sunday service.

Routes[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ladybank   ScotRail
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Cupar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 218.
  2. ^ Hume, John R (1976). The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland. Vol. 1: The Lowlands and Borders. BT Batsford Ltd. pp. 131–2. ISBN 9780713432343.
  3. ^ "DSA Architect Biography Report - David Bell". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 25 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey OS 25 Inch 1892-1914.
  5. ^ Table 229 National Rail timetable, May 2021

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