Broughty Ferry

Location type


Name and dates

Broughty Ferry (1838-)

Opened on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway.

Open on the Dundee to Aberdeen.


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.

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.

The signal box originally stood to the west of the level crossing on the eastbound platform. It has been relocated to the westbound platform. The canopy has been cut back.

The original goods yard was to the south of the bay platform accessed by turnplates. To the east was a sharply curved line which approached Broughty Ferry Pier. The curve was replaced with a different alignment further east. The goods yard 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.

It is said to be the oldest open railway station in Scotland, opening on the 8th of October 1838, however Monifieth opened on the same day.




External links

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