Dundee East

Location type


Names and dates

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

Opened on the Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway.


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.

A signal box, 'Dundee East' was located on the south side of the passenger lines running into the station (with the street tramway/railway to Dundee West and North British Railway lines to its south). This box opened in 1893 during a reconstruction of the station and closed in 1939 when taken over by Camperdown Junction box.

The short route to Forfar [2nd] from Broughty Ferry closed to passengers in 1955. The station closed in 1959.

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


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


Station terminus

External links

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

Chronology Dates

14/12/1857Dundee and Arbroath Railway Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway
Dundee East opened and Dundee Trades Lane closed.
28/12/1906Dundee and Arbroath Railway
A North British Railway express which had been travelling from Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen Joint is blocked by snow at Arbroath and returns south. It strikes a local Caledonian Railway Arbroath to Dundee East train at Elliot Junction in a blizzard killing 22 passengers.
10/01/1955Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Forfar [2nd] (Forfar North Junction) to Dundee East (Broughty Junction) closed to passengers.
05/01/1959Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway
Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Dundee East to Camperdown Junction closed to passengers.
  /  /1967Trades Lane and Carolina Port Railway Dundee and Arbroath Railway
Dundee East closed to freight.

News items

10/04/2023Trams, trains, buses and ferries: How transport in Dundee changed over the years [The Courier]
04/08/2022Dundee East: Pictures show abandoned railway station before demolition [The Courier]