Aberdeen Joint (1867-1952)
Opened on the Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway).
Opened on the Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway).
This is a station with five public platforms. It opened as Aberdeen Joint - jointly owned by the Scottish North Eastern Railway to the south and the Great North of Scotland Railway to the north. It replaced terminal stations at Aberdeen Guild Street and Aberdeen Waterloo respectively. A poor horse-drawn street tramway link had existed between these, no substitute for a connecting line and joint station.
The station had a substantial reconstruction largely completed by 1914 and fully after the Great War.
3 to 5 are bay platforms and 6 and 7 are through platforms, both divided into north and south portions. 1 and 2 exist, but are not used for passengers.
Platforms 8 and 9 were also through platforms, but are no longer in use. The northern bay platforms, 10 to 13 have been demolished and the site redeveloped. '14' was not in passenger use. There was a horse dock and carriage sidings to the east.
With the reconstruction 'Aberdeen West' box, where the CR handed over to the GNoSR, was replaced with 'Aberdeen Centre'. 'Denburn Junction' box was also replaced (in turn replaced by 'Aberdeen South' in 1947). These were replaced by Aberdeen Power Box in 1981.
The original joint station had a single through platform and two bays at either end, a layout similar to Perth General.
The Union Square shopping centre development directly adjoins the station on its east side. The former east side of the station is now in the atrium.
Aberdeen Guild Street
Bridge of Don
Other railway and industry locations
Aberdeen Jamieson^s Quay
Denburn South Junction
Aberdeen Power Box
Aberdeen Regent Bridge
Aberdeen Regent Quay
Aberdeen Blaikie^s Quay
Aberdeen Waterloo Quay
Hutcheon Street Tunnel
Aberdeen Gas Works
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1962||Denburn Valley Line Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)|
A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
|03/09/1966||Denburn Valley Line Aberdeen Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway Scottish Midland Junction Railway Scottish Central Railway Caledonian Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway)|
A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.