Broughty Ferry

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Broughty Ferry (1838-)

Station code: BYF National Rail ScotRail
Where: Dundee City, Scotland
Opened on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway.
Open on the Dundee to Aberdeen.

Description

This is a two platform station with a level crossing at the east end and a large station building at the east end of the westbound platform. The former signal box has been reassembled, after a period of storage, on the westbound platform.

The station building is two storey next to the level crossing with a single storey to the west and covered area supported by posts. New canopies have been erected over the subway entrance on each platform (east end of station by level crossing). A small taxi office (currently yellow) is by the eastbound platform subway, this is an original railway built cab office.

At the east end of the station there were formerly, until the late 1980s, three routes between the platforms; subway, level crossing and footbridge.

The station building had a canopy at the west end which formerly also covered a bay platform, now gone. The bay was for starting westbound traffic.

'Broughty Ferry Fort Street' signal box was at the west end of the station, north side of the line and east of Fort Street itself. The street originally crossed over the railway by means of a level crossing. The road was lifted onto a bridge over the line. This box closed in 1887.

'Broughty Ferry Gray Street' signal box was at the east end of the station at the present day level crossing. This box closed in 1887.

The best known signal box at this station originally stood to the west of the existing level crossing on the eastbound platform. This opened as 'Broughty Ferry Passenger' in 1887 replacing both the Fort Street and Gray Street boxes. This box became simply 'Broughty Ferry' on closure of the 'Broughty Ferry Goods' signal box at Broughty Ferry Goods to the east in 1926.

Broughty Ferry box closed in the late 1990s. The former box, after a period of time in storage, has been relocated to the westbound platform.

The canopy has been cut back.

The original small goods yard was to the south of the bay platform accessed by turnplates. The line's worked were based here. To the east was a sharply curved line which approached Broughty Pier. The curve was replaced with a different alignment further east. The goods yard Broughty Ferry Goods moved here, where there was more space.

The Dundee and Arbroath Railway had its workshops in Broughty Ferry.

The station is not located at the ferry pier, but to the north in the town.

Tags

Station

External links

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

Facilities

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Nearby stations
Broughty Pier
West Ferry
Barnhill (Angus)
Tayport
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Balmossie
Stannergate
Monifieth
Kingennie
Roodyards
Newport-on-Tay East
Gagie Halt
Dundee East
Dundee Trades Lane
Newport-on-Tay West
Broughty Ferry Shed
Broughty Ferry Goods
Broughty Junction
Balmossie Siding
Dighty Water Viaduct
Tay Oilcake Works
Tayport Spinning Mill Siding
Tayport Spinning Mill
Carolina Port Signal Box
Morton Siding
Maryfield Tram Depot
Tourist/other
Broughty Castle
Claypotts Castle
Dundee King George V Wharf
Dundee Camperdown Dock
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Oldest Station in Scotland


Broughty Ferry said to be the oldest open railway station in Scotland, opening on the 8th of October 1838 (in fact Monifieth opened on the same day).