Dyce

Dyce

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Dyce (1861-1968)
Dyce (1984-)

Opened on the Great North of Scotland Railway.

Opened on the Formartine and Buchan Railway.

Open on the Aberdeen to Inverness.


Description

This is a two platform station.

It was a four platform station with two platforms on the Great North of Scotland Railway (still open) and two platforms on the Formartine and Buchan Railway. The station opened with the Buchan branch, replacing Dyce [1st] station.

There is a tall signal box at the south end, controlling the former junction. Until 1928 there were two small boxes at the north end, Dyce North controlling the line on to Pitmedden and Dyce Buchan, a small signal box, controlling the north end of the branch loop. This was located on the west side of the line at the north end of the loop and survived its closure.

The main line doubled to the south (to Kittybrewster [2nd]) in 1861, in time for the opening of the branch and new station and it was doubled to the north (to Kintore) in 1880.

The station closed in 1968 and not long afterwards the mainline was reduced to a single track in the early 1970s - although a loop was retained on the main line and the branch singled (northbound loop lifted). The branch closed in 1979 and station re-opened in 1984.

A station building survived, the former building on the southbound branch platform, in use as a chippy until a fire. The central platform station building was like that which survives at Maud.

The former branch platform area is now the station car park.

At the south end of the station there was a large carriage shed yard on the west side of the line, approached from the north. On the east side there was a small locomotive shed.

With the opening of the Raith's Farm Sidings semaphore was dispensed with and the passing loop extended north to the new freight depot.

Sea Salt + Sole has opened in a replacement building by the station.

Local

Aberdeen International Airport

08/12/2018

Tags

Station junction

External links

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