Location type

Major station

Names and dates

Tay Bridge [Station] (1878-1966)
Dundee (1966-)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Station code: DEE National Rail ScotRail
Where: Dundee City, Scotland
Opened on the Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway).
Open on the Dundee to Aberdeen.
Open on the Edinburgh to Dundee.
Open on the Perth to Dundee.


This station is the main station in Dundee. It is an island platform station, with two bay platforms at the west end, located in a deep dressed stone cutting. The station building, brick built, is of two storeys with the second floor at ground level. On the south side of the cutting five timber bridges cross from street level to top level offices. The station underwent a major facelift in 2017 with a new curved grand entrance at the east end.

The station features a communal piano, a memorial by Dave Patterson to his wife Jean, who worked at the station.

The station was opened with the Tay Bridge [1st] by the North British Railway. To its north was the Caledonian Railway^s competing Dundee West terminus which predated it. The newer station connected together the west and east sides of the city with a passenger carrying main line, before it opened the terminus stations at Dundee West and Dundee East were connected by a street railway only carrying goods.

To the east of the station is Dock Street Tunnel which requires continuous pumping. The line emerges alongside the former Dundee East station at Camperdown Junction.

The station had signal boxes at either end. The west end box (replaced 1899) was just off the island platform and surrounded by rails and scissors for the dock platforms directly east of the box. The east box was at the east end of the platform. Both boxes closed in 1985, replaced by the Dundee Signalling Centre.

The foreshore at Dundee was reclaimed in several stages, extending progressively south onto the former beach. Tay Bridge station and its approaches were built on reclaimed yard.

The street level building at Dundee has been replaced with a new ticket hall and hotel. Dundee Station Redevelopment

Sleeperz Hotels - Dundee


The station is close to the sea in the south of Dundee, just to the south west of the city centre.

Across the A85 and to the east of the station is the RRS Discovery alongside the River Tay.

Beyond the Discovery is the new V&A Dundee Museum.

Dundee Heritage Walks



External links

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


05/05/1969Newport Railway
Newport-on-Tay East to Dundee (Tay Bridge South Junction) closed to passengers.
  /04/2011Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway)
£3M European grant to assist with the redevelopment of the frontage of Dundee station along with bus service integration.


An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways