Dundee Ward Road

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Dundee West Ward (1831-1853)
Dundee Ward Road (1853-1861)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.


Description

This was the Dundee terminus of the line from Newtyle [1st]. The station was just south of the Law incline and Law Tunnel.

When opened the station was located on the north side of Ward Street which was later renamed Ward Road, its present name. The renaming may have been around 1898 when the Post Office opened.

The line was extended south to the Dundee Docks, particularly the west side of the Dundee Earl Grey Dock. This extension was modified to run to Dundee West on its opening, interchange being facilitated by turnplates on the west side of that station.

Before the station was opened The Wards were undeveloped on the north margin of the city. Soon afterwards Meadow Street was extended into the area and development surrounded the station.

Nothing remains of the station or has remained of it for many years. It was located at 21 Ward Road, now a British Telecom building.

Local

Just to the north the line passed the Dundee Royal Infirmary (it relocated to this site in 1855) on its east side. This is now redeveloped as a block of flats, Regent House. The eastern boundary of the former hospital has preserved the line of the railway, which closed in 1861, shortly after the hospital opened.


Tags

Terminus station

External links

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