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Leuchars (or since 1964 Leuchars for St Andrews) is the most northerly railway station in Fife. It sits at the southern end of the village, with the RAF base (due to become army barracks in 2014) nearby. It is the only station in Fife to have an island platform.The station is located on the Scottish East Coast Mainline.
Railway type and traffic
All passenger trains are scheduled to stop here. These are Scotrail class 158s and 170s, to Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, the Caledonian Sleeper (using a DBS class 67), East Coast HSTs on the London to Aberdeen service, and Cross country voyagers.
The line plays host to a mixed variety of freight, provided by DBS, DRS, Freightliner.
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Leuchars is a small village, with the military base nearby
From the Tay bridge, follow signs for St Andrews, and the road will take you through Leuchars. Go right through the village, and at the southern end, the railway station will be on your right.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Leuchars Station map co-ordinates
The station has a car park, but bear in mind it could be busy. Parking is restricted in the village.
All trains call at leuchars, times can be obtained from www.nationalrail.co.uk and Stagecoach in Fife serves the station, with 6 buses an hour during the day heading to St Andrews. These routes all accept plusbus. www.stagecoachbus.com/fife for timetables and fares. Also of note, the stagecoach travel office at St Andrews bus station sells rail tickets.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
The village centre is about 5 minutes walk away, and has a couple of village shops and a chemist. There is a snack bar on the station platform, though please note it is not always open when the station is open.
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Leuchars Station general view map
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Photographic notes - Firstly, and most importantly, under no circumstances should photos be taken of any military personnel, equipment or locations.
The station has semaphore signals, and these are usually put into position for the arrival of a train. The view looking north is longer that that looking south.
The island platform has wide spaces at both ends allowing you to keep clear of crowds.
Note that there may be military aircraft taking off, and if so, the noise will be heard on any videos, as will traffic on the nearby road.
General views - All photographs © Robert Clarke unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking north
From the northbound side of the platform
Fig 3 - Looking north
Fig 4 - Looking north
On the south bound side.
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