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I will be visiting Scotland in May, staying in Edinburgh. I intend to take a trip on the Fife Circle all the way round it. Is it possible to buy a ticket that allows this? Or do I need to get two singles to/from Thornton for instance?
 
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Return from Edinburgh to Rosyth or Dalgety Bay would be valid for this train as it is advertised as a direct Edinbugh-Edinburgh service and thus a ticket is valid both the short and long way round.
 

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Return from Edinburgh to Rosyth or Dalgety Bay would be valid for this train as it is advertised as a direct Edinbugh-Edinburgh service and thus a ticket is valid both the short and long way round.


and dependant on what side of the Locos and coaches V units fence your on, the 17:08 is MK2 and 67 worked with the nice cumfy seats! :)
 

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I regularly work the "Fife Circle" route. Firstly you have to decide whether you want to do the whole circle in a 'oner' so to speak ie out & back on the same train with no stops or if you want to break your journey at various stations enroute.

For the full circle with no break you only need a return to Rosyth Halt or Dalgety Bay it does not matter which.

Personally I think it beneficial to get off and see a bit of the country so would suggest alighting at Aberdour (Castle, beach. old church, doocot, &c), Dunfermline Town (Palace, Abbey, Abbot's Hoose, Park, &c), & Dalmeny (right under "the Bridge - just walk down the path towards the Hawes Pier - lots of pubs, hotels, & ferry to Inchcolm Island).

If breaking your journey then you will need a return to the dearest priced station that you intend to visit - if you are sure that you want to break but are not sure where (ie you want to be flexible due to weather conditions* or just fancy the freedom to alight at will) then buy a ticket to Glenrothes with Thornton.

Any Questions then feel free to post here or PM me. Enjoy! :D





*weather condition can be vastly different at the various stations enroute - just like today rain at one stop then sunshine at the next*
 

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Personally I think it beneficial to get off and see a bit of the country so would suggest alighting at Aberdour (Castle, beach. old church, doocot, &c), Dunfermline Town (Palace, Abbey, Abbot's Hoose, Park, &c), & Dalmeny (right under "the Bridge - just walk down the path towards the Hawes Pier - lots of pubs, hotels, & ferry to Inchcolm Island).
Being a resident of one of the places mentioned, I can vouch for all mentioned (Dunfermline Town is a fair walk from the rest of the town, while Dalmeny is 5 minutes steep down hill)
 

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Can anyone tell me if the 17.08 from Edinburgh is still locomotive hauled?
Also if there are any other Fife Cirlce evening trains that are loco hauled.
Thanks
 
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