Location type


Name and dates


Station code: DYC National Rail

Chronology Dates

23/07/1858Formartine and Buchan Railway
Act receives Royal ascent. (Dyce to Peterhead, Mintlaw to Fraserburgh, with a branch to Ellon).
  /  /1860Great North of Scotland Railway
Kittybrewster [2nd] to Dyce doubled (but not used until 1861).
18/07/1861Formartine and Buchan Railway
Opened from Dyce (Great North of Scotland Railway) to Old Deer and Mintlaw. Stations opened at Parkhill, Newmachar, Udny, Newburgh Road, Esslemont, Ellon, Arnage, Auchnagatt, Brucklay [1st] and Old Deer and Mintlaw.
18/07/1861Great North of Scotland Railway
Double track from Kittybrewster [2nd] to Dyce brought into use on the opening of the Formartine and Buchan Railway.
01/06/1880Great North of Scotland Railway
Doubled Dyce to Kintore [1st] opened.
02/10/1965Formartine and Buchan Railway
Fraserburgh to Dyce junction closed to passengers. (Alternative date 4/10/1965). Fraserburgh, Rathen, Mormond Halt, Strichen, Brucklay [2nd], Maud, Arnage, Ellon, Logierieve, Udny and Newmachar closed.
30/11/1969Great North of Scotland Railway
Inverurie to Kintore to Dyce singled.
20/06/1971Great North of Scotland Railway
Dyce to Kittybrewster [2nd] to Aberdeen singled.
06/10/1979Formartine and Buchan Railway
Closed to freight between Dyce junction (excluded) and Fraserburgh.
15/09/1984Great North of Scotland Railway
Dyce station re-opened, the platforms on the main line brought back into use and a carpark opened on the infilled Formartine and Buchan Railway platforms.
  /03/2008Great North of Scotland Railway
Aberdeenshire Council asks for details of a possible new Kintore station and loop (to split the 14 miles of single track between Dyce and Inverurie).

News items

07/03/2023Crossing failure leads to rail disruption in the north-east [Grampian Online]
13/04/2022SNP transport minister to visit north-east amid push for Buchan rail links [Press and Journal]
21/01/2022Transport plans for the north-east dismissed for no commitment to new Ellon rail link [Grampian Online]
16/08/2021How to cut half a million car journeys and 32k tonnes of carbon in a year? A new regional railway is the answer [Evening Express]
03/08/2021Bring back the old Dyce to Ellon railway, Tories and SNP say [Evening Express]
29/05/2021A birds eye view of the old communities of Aberdeen [Press and Journal]
25/05/2021Gillian Martin seeks meeting with Cabinet Secretary to discuss creating new rail line between Dyce and Ellon [Press and Journal]
22/10/2020Flooding sparks cancellations on Inverness-Aberdeen railway [Inverness Courier]
01/09/2020Engineering work to disrupt Inverness-Aberdeeen rail services [Inverness Courier]
15/05/2020Proposals for car park near Aberdeen train station rejected [Evening Express]