Arbroath (Catherine Street)

Location type


Name and dates

Arbroath (Catherine Street) (1839-1848)

Opened on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway.


This was the Arbroath terminus of the Arbroath and Forfar Railway. A goods line continued beyond the station, on its east side, to Arbroath Harbour.

At the station there was a passenger trainshed, with ticket offices and waiting rooms, a locomotive shed and carriage shed.

Arbroath station opened just to the west in 1848 on a new line which linked the Arbroath and Forfar Railway to the Dundee and Arbroath Railway. The replaced station became a goods yard.

On the harbour branch there were several level crossings (going south from Arbroath Junction):
- (weighing machines)
- Catherine Street
- Bridge Street
- Millgate
- Chalmers Street / North Grimsby
- Union Street / South Grimsby (the Grimsby Loading Bank goods yard was here)
- (lines divide here)
- Shore (Arbroath Saw Mills, Arbroath Harbour and Arbroath Wet Dock)

With the opening of Arbroath, the nearby Arbroath (Lady Loan), terminus of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway, closed completely along with its approach.


Terminus Stations

Chronology Dates

24/11/1838Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Opened partly with horse haulage. Stations opened at: Arbroath (Catherine Street), Colliston and Leysmill.
30/07/1846Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Arbroath (Catherine Street) to Friockheim doubling contract let, contractor Robert Moffat (Junior).
01/02/1848Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Arbroath (Catherine Street) closed to passengers, replaced by the nearby Arbroath Junction station on the new link line. The station remains in use as a goods yard.


The Arbroath and Forfar Railway: The Dundee Direct Line and the Kirriemuir Branch (Oakwood Library of Railway History)