Broughty Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Broughty Junction (1870-1967)

Opened on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway.
Opened on the Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway.

Description

To the west were lines to (from north to south):

- main line west to Broughty Ferry station
- goods loop
- Broughty Ferry Goods
- Broughty Pier

To the east (north to south):

- main line east to Arbroath
- branch line to Barnhill (Angus) and Forfar [2nd]

The latter started on the south side before flying over the main line to head north east.

The signal box, on the south side of the junction, was replaced in 1892. It closed in 1965.

Tags

Junction


Dates

01/05/1851Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Broughty Ferry to Broughty Pier closed, having been replaced with a new curve running from Broughty Pier to Broughty Junction.
01/06/1878Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Broughty Junction to Broughty Pier closed to passengers with the opening of the Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway).
01/02/1880Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Broughty Junction to Broughty Pier re-opened following the Tay Bridge [1st] disaster - Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway).
19/06/1887Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Broughty Junction to Broughty Pier closed to passengers on opening of the new Tay Bridge.
10/01/1955Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Forfar [2nd] (Forfar North Junction) to Dundee East (Broughty Junction) closed to passengers.
08/12/1958Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Forfar North Junction (excluded) to Kingsmuir (excluded) closed to goods. The line becomes a long goods branch from Broughty Junction to Kingsmuir.
09/10/1967Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Kingsmuir to Broughty Junction (excluded) closed to goods.