Coupar Angus

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Coupar Angus (1837-1967)

Opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.

Opened on the Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway.

Opened on the Blairgowrie Branch (Scottish Midland Junction Railway).


Description

This was a three platform station. With an island platform on the west side - the outer face being for the Blairgowrie branch and down platform (with canopied building) and down platform (timber building) on the east side. Both sides of the station had goods loops. Access to the platforms was by a large footbridge over the goods loops on the west and east sides of the station.

The goods yard was on the west side of the station and access from the north. This was grouped into two sets of sidings - a northern set with goods shed and southern with loading banks and crane.

The station was large enough to warrant two signal boxes - north and south. To the south of the station the mainline and Blairgowrie branch lines ran parallel to the point of separation, south of a level crossing.

The south box survived passenger closure as it controlled the level crossing. It even remained in place following line closure for a few years. The goods yard also survived passenger closure, handling agricultural lime.


Tags

Station





Dates

04/09/1967[Scottish Midland Junction Railway]
[Arbroath and Forfar Railway]
[Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway]
[Newtyle, Eassie and Glammiss Railway]
[Aberdeen Railway]
Stanley Junction to Kinnaber Junction closed to passengers. Coupar Angus,Alyth Junction, Forfar and Bridge of Dun stations closed.