North Queensferry Railway Station

(Port na Banrighinn)

A railway halt in S Fife, North Queensferry Station (referred to as Port na Banrighinn in Gaelic) lies above the settlement of North Queensferry on the northern approach to the Forth Bridge, of which it has remarkable views. There was no station here when the Prince of Wales opened the bridge on 5th March 1890, but his comment that it was troublesome to have to use the station at Inverkeithing ensured North Queensferry gained a station which opened on 1st July. Now operated by ScotRail, the station is unstaffed and is used by more than 160,000 passengers per annum (2016). It lies on the East Coast Main Line, although it is only Fife Circle services which stop here. North Queensferry is preceded by Dalmeny Railway Station, 2 miles (3 km) to the south southeast, and followed by Inverkeithing, 1½ miles (2.5 km) to the north. A large decorative mosaic was unveiled here to celebrate the centenary of the Forth Bridge in 1990. The former waiting rooms now comprise the Forth Bridge Heritage Centre run by North Queensferry Heritage Trust.

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