Dundee East

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Dundee Dock Street (1857-1858)
Dundee East (1858-1959)

Opened on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway.

Opened on the Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway.


Description

This was a terminus in the east of Dundee. It was originally the terminus of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway. The station became redundant as local lines closed and longer distance services transferred to Dundee station which was on a through line. With the opening of Dundee station, Dundee East was left on a short branch from Camperdown Junction.

Known as Dock Street until 1858, it replaced Dundee Trades Lane to the immediate west.

The station had a trainshed with a fine fanlight on the west end. There were two platforms under the roof. Outside the roof were a further two platforms, one one either side.

There was a goods yard on the north side of the station, accessed from the east. To the north of East Dock Street, crossed by a level crossing, was the substantial East End Mineral Yard.

A street railway ran west to Dundee West.

With the opening of Dundee Tay Bridge station and a through line to the west the station and the loss of local lines the station closed.

Nothing remains of the station today, except some sidings which were formerly carriage sidings, until recently in use for a cement depot.

Local

HMS Unicorn is moored in the Victoria Dock, to the south of the former station.

06/11/2018

Tags

Station terminus

External links

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