Location type


Name and dates

Kingsmuir (1870-1955)

Opened on the Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway.


This was a single platform station to the north of a road overbridge and located in a deep cutting. The platform was on the east side of the line. The station building was of the same style as that at Monikie - brick ends, timber glazed section in the middle and a single sloping back roof above. The location of the station was not convenient for the village, being about a mile away to the south east by road with no direct route.

The goods yard was south of the overbridge. It had a loop on the east side of the line with a siding running south and another north from the midpoint of the curving loop.

The signal box closed in 1932. The line closed to passengers in 1955. The route north to Forfar North Junction closed in 1958 and remained in use for goods and minerals as a long branch from Broughty Ferry until 1967. Signal boxes remained open elsewhere until the end.

The cutting has been infilled to the north and nothing remains of the passenger station. To the south the cutting is partly infilled but a loading bank remains and a house is built on the site.

The station was a mile to the south, by road, from the village of Kingsmuir.

Forfar is growing and Kingsmuir may be joined to Forfar before long. But both have no railway.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

14/11/1870Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Opened; stations at Kingsmuir, Kirkbuddo, Kingennie.
08/12/1958Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Forfar North Junction (excluded) to Kingsmuir (excluded) closed to goods. The line becomes a long goods branch from Broughty Junction to Kingsmuir.
09/10/1967Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Kingsmuir to Broughty Junction (excluded) closed to goods.