Alyth Junction

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Meigle [1st] (1861-1876)
Alyth Junction (1876-1967)

Opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.

Opened on the Alyth Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This was originally a two platform station at the end of the road from Newtyle close to Nethermill and the Belmont Arms with goods facilities to its west, north side of the line. The station expanded with a new bay platform on the opening of the Alyth Railway and a further platform on the new flyover from Nethermill Junction to become a four platform station.

After the opening of the Alyth Railway the name should perhaps have changed, that line having a station named Fullarton which was closer to Meigle. The name Meigle also applies to the district which perhaps allowed some leeway and the branch station was roughly half way between Fullarton and Meigle. Not long after the Caledonian Railway owned both the main line and branch Meigle was renamed Alyth Junction.


Tags

Station Junction

External links

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