Craigie

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Craigie (1838-1839)

Opened on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway.

Opened on the Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway.


Description

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 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.

12/06/2018

Tags

Stations terminus temporary

External links

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