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Cowdenbeath railway station lies just a few miles west of Kirkcaldy in the east of Scotland and serves the town of the same name and the surrounding villages. It was opened in the late-19th century along the Kinross-shire Railway line and was serviced by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway. It fell out of importance and lost many of its services after the 1963 Beeching Report and, unfortunately, none of the original station buildings still stand today. It is run and managed along with the trains that pass through by Abellio ScotRail. The station is accessed by ramps on both sides of the two platforms and facilities include a ticket office with automatic ticket vending machines, waiting rooms, a public toilet, electronic displays, and a footbridge connecting both the platforms together. Throughout peak times, there is an hourly direct service to Edinburgh Waverley taking just 44 minutes.  

There’s plenty of things to do when you step off the train at Cowdenbeath. If you’ve brought your clubs, you can spend a sunny afternoon teeing off from the Cowdenbeath Golf Course. Alternatively, take a stroll around Central Park or catch one of the local matches at the Cowdenbeath Football Club. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 13:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Steep ramps up to both platforms and ticket office. There is connecting footbridge between platforms. Not suitable for wheelchair access

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

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Departures and arrivals from Cowdenbeath

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Cowdenbeath station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail11:581On time
to Glenrothes With ThorntonScotRail12:312On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail13:001On time
to Glenrothes With ThorntonScotRail13:312On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail14:001On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glenrothes With ThorntonScotRail11:581On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail12:312On time
from Glenrothes With ThorntonScotRail13:001On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail13:302On time
from Glenrothes With ThorntonScotRail14:001On time
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