This is a two platform station with a car park in the village of Dyce on the east side of Aberdeen Airport.
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 was a tall signal box at the south end dating from 1880, controlling the former junction and station. This was the last example of this style of Great North of Scotland Railway box. An alternative use was not able to be found for the box after it became redundant with the doubling and resignalling of Kittybrewster [2nd] to Inverurie and the bulding was demolished in 2019.
Signalling was taken over by the Aberdeen Signalling Centre.
Until 1928 there were two small boxes at the north end, Dyce North (opened 1880 on doubling) controlling the line on to Pitmedden and Dyce Buchan (opened 1894), 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 Buchan box survived closure as it was used as a foreman's office for the Dyce Creosote Works. These boxes were taken over by Dyce South in 1928, which was renamed simply 'Dyce', the box above closed in 2019.
The main line doubled to the south (to Kittybrewster Junction) 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 to passengers in 1968. Not long afterwards the mainline north to Inverurie was reduced to a single track in 1969. The line south to Aberdeen was singled in 1971. 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 opened with the branch.
With the opening of the Raith's Farm Sidings in 2007 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.
The line has been redoubled to both north and south (2019).
Bridge of Don
Berryhill (Murcar Golf Club)
| Dyce Creosote Works|
Raith's Farm Sidings
Stoneywood Paper Works
Twin Spires Creamery
Elrick Signal Box
Blackburn [Aberdeenshire Town]
St Fergus Church - Dyce Symbol Stones
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|23/07/1858||Formartine and Buchan Railway|
Act receives Royal ascent. (Dyce to Peterhead, Mintlaw to Fraserburgh, branch to Ellon).
|/ /1860||Great North of Scotland Railway|
Kittybrewster [2nd] to Dyce doubled (but not used until 1861).
|18/07/1861||Formartine and Buchan Railway|
Opened from Dyce (Great North of Scotland Railway) to Mintlaw.
|18/07/1861||Great North of Scotland Railway|
Double track from Kittybrewster [2nd] to Dyce brought into use on the opening of the Formartine and Buchan Railway.
|01/07/1880||Great North of Scotland Railway|
Doubled Dyce to Kintore opened.
|02/10/1965||Formartine and Buchan Railway|
Fraserburgh to Dyce junction closed to passengers. (Alternative date 4/10/1965).
|06/10/1979||Formartine and Buchan Railway|
Closed to freight between Dyce junction (excluded) and Fraserburgh.
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