This line extended the Dundee and Arbroath Railway to Dundee from near Craigie.
Most of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway had been relatively easy to build across farmland close to the coast. Here a very large cutting was required at Craigie and long embankment required across the coastal margin to reach Dundee from the east. In addition this portion of the line, although built by the railway company, had to be handed over to Dundee Harbour Trustees ownership who would then rent it back to the railway. Further there were disputes about access to the sea from properties which previous had sea access, now blocked by an embankment. This was an expensive and difficult line.
It was first opened from Craigie to another temporary station Roodyards. Then extended to Trades Lane. Trades Lane was to be rebuilt considerably at a later date, and relocated a little to the east, to become Dundee East.
There were connections to the Harbour Trustees lines which served the docks and those which extended west to Dundee West through the streets.
These locations are along the line.
Craigie was a temporary terminus consisting of a platform erected by the Broughty Ferry Road level crossing near Craigie House. The house was to the north.
When the line was built this was countryside and seashore with very little immediately nearby. Craigie House was to the north. By 1900 some development had begun and was encouraged by the opening of the station. The temporary terminus Craigie was to the east by a level crossing. The road was lifted onto a bridge as traffic increased.
This terminus was at the south end of Roodyards Road and was approached from the east. A part of the site may be under the East Camperdown Street road bridge. This terminus replaced the temporary Craigie terminus to the east and was in turn replaced by the extension to Dundee Trades Lane. ...More details
This was a terminus in the east of Dundee. It was originally the terminus of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway. The station became redundant as local lines closed and longer distance services transferred to Dundee station which was on a through line. With the opening of Dundee station, Dundee East was left on a short branch from Camperdown Junction.