Aberdeen Joint Station
Denburn Valley Line
Aberdeen Joint station is now called
Aberdeen station. It is the only railway station currently open in Aberdeen.
The Denburn Valley Line provides a passenger and goods service operated
by ScotRail between
Aberdeen and Kittybrewster. The service extends to Keith and Inverness
by the former Great North of Scotland
Railway and Highland Railway.
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Description of route
This line runs between Kittybrewster (on the
original Great North of Scotland Railway
main line from Keith to Aberdeen Waterloo) and Aberdeen Joint station.
Start point of the Denburn Valley Line, connection
to the Aberdeen Railway.
This station was formerly known as Aberdeen
Joint. It was opened by Great North of Scotland
Railway and Scottish North Eastern Railway
to replace Guild Street Station (on the ex-Aberdeen
Railway) and Waterloo Station (Great
North of Scotland Railway). The original station consisted of three through
roads with one platform face and four bay platforms. The station was later expanded
to four through platforms and four bay platforms at each end. The North end
of the station was drastically cut back in the 1970s and at the North end today
there are only the two through platforms still in operation for passengers.
This station was also used as a ticket platform
for Aberdeen Joint station. The railway is single track at this point.
Portions of the station may be observed in
the cutting. The railway is single track at this point.
Today the branch for Waterloo (goods) leaves
the railway at this point. The station is closed.
This was the original Eastern terminus of the
line. It was replaced (as terminus) when the line to Waterloo was opened. When
the line to Aberdeen Joint opened the station was reconstructed further to the
West on the new line. There were locomotive sheds and goods handling facilities
at this site. Latterly a set of Oil sidings existed but these have now been
removed. Much of the trackbed surrounding the existing single track is now build
on. The railway is single track at this point. The Great
North of Scotland Railway runs from this point.
Ordinance Survey Grid References
1. NJ.941.057ABERDEEN JOINT
2. NJ.939.063 Schoolhill
3. NJ.933.073 Hutcheon Street
4. NJ.933.080 Kittybrewster
Page created on 22/01/1997
Page last edited on: 07/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford