Cupar’s Year of Stories – The Railway Station

Cupar Railway Station dates from 1847 when it was opened by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway as a temporary northern terminus of their route towards Tayport.

The category “B” listed building is highly regarded by connoisseurs of railway architecture.

The architect of the main building was David Bell. At one time there were three tracks between the platforms and two goods yards.

When the Highland Show was brought to Cupar in 1912, it was necessary to extend the platforms to accommodate the longer trains arriving.

During the 1914-1918 war, the Station saw many troop movements in and out of the area. Part of the main building is now occupied by Cupar Museum & Heritage Centre



This month …

The 175th anniversary of the opening by Edinburgh & Northern Railway of their their line as far as Cupar in this month. Dave Grant, with the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS), is organising a commemorative trip. Click on the image below for more …



We’d like to thank Cupar Museum & Heritage Centre for their help in supporting this series of stories – part of Cupar’s contribution to Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.


Thanks for reading.


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