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Passenger services returned to Alloa for the first time in almost 40 years when the Stirling - Alloa - Kincardine rail link opened on Monday 19th May 2008.

The route re-opening was one of the most important railway infrastructure projects Scotland seen in decades. It is of critical importance to the regeneration of Alloa and Clackmannanshire in general.

The project saw approximately 21 km of out of use, disused and abandoned railway lines between Stirling Station and Longannet Power station in Kincardine re-open. It will deliver major economic, social and environment benefits to the communities directly concerned and also to the wider Scottish economy.


The Alloa railway station provides direct passenger services between Alloa, Stirling and Glasgow Queen Street.  Connections to Edinburgh and the north can be made by changing at Stirling.

The line also offers potential freight services along the line and provides the option for freight trains to be diverted from the existing, longer route via the Forth Bridge.

Service Enquiries

Call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 for enquiries about:

  • train tickets
  • ticket refunds
  • timetables
  • journey planners
  • running times

Journey timetables are also available via the Scotrail website.

For any other questions about the railway, please call the Network Rail National Helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days per year on 03457 11 41 41.

Health and Safety Information

Level crossings along the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine rail link are now operational. Vehicles and pedestrians must obey any stop signals displayed.

You can also view or download our information booklet entitled A Guide to Noise and Vibration.

Line Features

The Stirling - Alloa - Kincardine line features:

  • 22,630m plain line track & cable troughing
  • 33,846 rail sleepers
  • 79,094 tonnes of ballast
  • 3 public level crossings (Waterside, Blackgrange & Cambus)
  • 3 private level crossings (Manor Neuk, Manor Powis & Kincardine)
  • 29 signals
  • 29 AWS (Automatic Warning System) Units
  • 1 superstructure (The Forth Viaduct)
  • 13 underbridges
  • 19 overbridges
  • 4 footbridges
  • a brand new station at Alloa

Book available charting the history of the railway entitled 'Back on Track'

Back on Track, written by local rail enthusiast and historian David Bytheway and released in 2009, traces the history of the line from the early wagon ways in the 1760s to the re-opening of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine line in May 2008. The book, priced £12.95 is available from Alloa Library.

For Further Information Contact

Roads, Traffic & Transportation
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000