Location type

Major station

Names and dates

Aberdeen Joint (1867-1952)
Aberdeen (1952-)

Opened on the Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway).

Opened on the Aberdeen Joint (Caledonian Railway).

Open on the Aberdeen to Inverness.
Open on the Dundee to Aberdeen.


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.


The Station Hotel was sold by British Transport Hotels in 1983.

Station Hotel Aberdeen

The former entrance on the north side of Guild Street is now Tiffany Hair and Beauty .



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67