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Written by Robert Clarke - 11 Sep 2007
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Location notes
The first station north of the Forth Rail Bridge, North Queensfeery is located on the Fife Circle. A few miles south of Dunfermline, North Queensferrys most popular attraction is the Deep Sea World marine centre.
This is the second station here. The original was located near the quay, roughly where Deep Sea World is today. That station was located to serve the cross Forth ferry to South Queensferry, before the Forth Rail bridge opened in 1890, and the branch from Inverkeithing to Rosyth Dockyard, which still exists today, is where this line came off.
Railway type and traffic
Located on the Scottish East Coast Main Line, First Scotrail provides the only stopping trains, being formed by either class 158 or 170 DMUs, or both.
Non stoppers are formed by Virgin Voyagers (although these will pass to Arriva along with the cross country franchise in November 2007), East Coast HSTs, and First Scotrail 158 and 170s. In addition, the Caledonian sleeper passes here, hauled by an DB Schenker class 67.
Freight is usually provided by DB Schenker class 66s hauling MGR trains, a fuel tank worknig from Aberdeen worked by DB Schenker, and a cement working provided by First GBR freight.
The station is located at the top of the village, and is fairly safe. You may get the odd school kid, from the school opposite, shouting, but otherwise, there is nothing to worry about.
Weatherwise, this is a high area, and could get very windy.
Road directions
North Queensferry is well signposted off the A90. However, the station is located in the top area of the village. To reach the station, the best route is to follow signs for Ferrytoll Park and Ride. At that roundabout, do not go into the Park and Ride unless you are taking the bus (see below), but follow the signs for Inverkeithing. Shortly afterwards, take the first right, where you will go under a low bridge, this being the Rosyth Dockyard branch, and follow this road all the way to North Queensferry. The station is signposted just before the rail bridge.

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North Queensferry Station map co-ordinates
The station has a small car park, which is often busy. Parking is possible in nearby streets, including Brock Street, though please note that you can not park outside North Queensferry Primary School, which is located across the road from the northbound platform.
Public transport
First Scotrail is the only operator to stop at the station, with four trains an hour from Edinburgh and Inverkeithing, two being Fife circle train, one a short working to Cowdenbeath, and one a short working to Markinch. The frequency is reduced on a Sunday.
Stagecoach Fife D7 serves the village, however, there are two versions of the route, both numbered D7! This serves the Ferrytoll park and ride, and you may want to leave your car there and take the bus into North Queensferry. provides timetable, and also visit Ferrytoll for park and ride information.

If you are coming by bus from a route that serves Ferrytoll but not North Queensferry, through ticketing is available.
Scottish Citylink and Megabus services do not serve the park and ride.

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The station is unmanned, and there are no facilities in the immediate area, apart from a local shop on the northbound side, in Brock Street. Come out of the northbound platform, turn right, and you will see the shop.
In the bottom of the village there are a couple of pubs and hotels. The road is single track, steep, and has no pavements, so if you are driving or walking, take extra care, especially in winter. This route is not suitable for disabled people.
Other facilities are available in Inverkeithing, Dunfermline, or South Queensferry.
There are a couple of hotels in North Queensferry, visit Visit for information.
The Corus hotel offers a viewing platform in the hotel gardens, and also houses the Forth Bridges exhibition.
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North Queensferry Station

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Photographic notes
The view in either direction is restricted, but you can hear southbound trains rumbling through the tunnel, and Northbound trains rumbling over the bridge. It is possible to get this mixed up with the noise of aircraft taking off from Edinburgh Airport!
Traffic noise is minimal, and as the line runs on a north south axis, the sun will not be problematic either.
The station also has a foot bridge which offers good views of the forth rail bridge.

General views - All photographs © Robert Clarke unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

From the footbridge with the Forth Rail Bridge in the background.

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking north

Fig 5 - Station Mural

Fig 5 - Station Mural

Created in 1990, to commemorate the centenary of the Forth Rail Bridge.

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