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Written by Robert Clarke - 07 Aug 2007
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Location notes
The second station to be opened in Cowdenbeath, replacing the first station, to the south. It was opened on 29th March 1919. Right in the centre of the town, the station sits high on an embankment, and is on the Fife Circle.
Railway type and traffic
The station is served by First Scotrail trains on both Fife Circle workings, and Edinburgh - Cowdenbeath short workings.
The line is a diversionary route, when the Kirkcaldy - Inverkeithing section of the ECML is closed.
DB Schenker class 66s pass through with HAA wagons.
Cowdenbeath station is in the town centre, and is high on an embankment, meaning it can be fairly exposed. The ramps up to the station are quite steep. Also, try to avoid the station after dark.
Road directions
From the A92:
Come off at the Cowdenbeath Junction, and follow signs for Cowdenbeath. Head for the town centre. Go straight over the roundabout, and you will come onto the high street. Keep going, and you will see the rail bridge ahead.

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Cowdenbeath Station map co-ordinates
Parking is signposted, but best avoid the area on a Saturday, as either Cowdenbeath FC will be playing, or car racing will be taking place, at Central Park.
Public transport
The high street is well served by Stagecoach Fife whilst train services are provided by First Scotrail.

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The station is located over the middle of the high street, and so most facilities are close to hand.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Cowdenbeath Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Cowdenbeath Station general view map
Cowdenbeath Station close up map

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Cowdenbeath Station

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Photographic notes
The only advice is that the station is above the high street, and there will be plenty of traffic noise, ruining videos.

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

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

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