Location type


Name and dates

Craigie (1838-1839)

Opened on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway.
Opened on the Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway.


Craigie was a temporary terminus consisting of a platform erected by the Broughty Ferry Road level crossing near Craigie House. The house was to the north.

This terminus was opened to allow traffic to begin despite its distance from Dundee. Construction west was fraught with difficulties with the land itself and the ownership of the line and land.

This terminus was on a constricted site. It was never intended to be the terminus ultimately, the line was to be extended west to Carolina Port. See Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway.

The site was 2.5 miles east of Dundee. Due to the distance passenger coaches ran to the city.

The station was closed in 1839 on extension of the line west to a new terminus Roodyards.

Much later Stannergate was to open to the west of the former terminus. The Broughty Ferry Road was lifted onto a bridge over the line.

East of this bridge was Craigie signal box. This closed in 1901 when Stannergate (and in particular its East box) opened to the west of the bridge. Further there was no level crossing requiring a gate box.


Stations terminus temporary

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

06/10/1838Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Arbroath (Lady Loan) to Dundee Craigie opened. Stations opened at: Arbroath (Lady Loan), Easthaven, Carnoustie [1st], Monifieth, Broughty Ferry, Dundee Craigie (a temporary terminus east of Dundee).
03/06/1839Dundee and Arbroath Railway Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway
The Dundee and Arbroath Railway is extended west from Craigie to Roodyards by the Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway (Dundee Harbour Trustees). With the extension opened the temporary Craigie terminus closed.


Railways of Dundee (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The Dundee & Arbroath Railway