Liff

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Liff (1861-1955)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway).

Description

Initially this was a single platform station built on the north side of the line with a siding to the west, served from the west.

The station was on the deviation opened in 1861 to replace the Law Incline and Law Tunnel approach to Dundee Ward Road. The deviation joined the Dundee and Perth Railway at Ninewells Junction and trains ran on to Dundee West.

A signal box opened in 1893.

A loop was installed in 1898 and the goods yard altered for reversal from the northbound line. Station buildings were enlarged. The signal box was replaced, the new box being at the west end of the eastbound (original) platform.

The Dundee Linoleum Works opened to the east before 1920, served by reversing from the southbound line.

The station closed to passengers in 1955. The box survived until 1967 when the line closed.

The station site is now a sports centre and the trackbed is part of the Green Circular footpath. The works site is now a supermarket.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
07/11/2019


Nearby stations
Lochee West
Invergowrie
Ninewells Junction [Station]
Lochee
Magdalen Green
Cross Roads
Offset at Back of Law
Baldovan and Downfield
Baldragon
Balbeuchly Foot
Dundee Esplanade
Dundee Ward Road
Longforgan
Dronley
Dundee West
Charleston Quarry
Easter Mylnefield Quarry
Ninewells Junction
Kingoodie Quarries
Camperdown Jute and Hemp Works
Lochee Goods
Esplanade Junction Signal Box
Fairmuir Junction
Auchrie Quarry
Auchrie Quarry Siding
Fairmuir Goods
Rosemill Siding
Law Tunnel
Rosemill Quarry
Tourist/other
Dundee Law
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Renamed before opening


This station was planned to been called Balgarthno but the name was changed to Liff before the line was opened.


Dates

  /  /1881Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Deviation from Ninewells Junction to by Fairmuir Junction opened. Liff, Victoria [Dundee], Lochee stations opened.
10/01/1955Newtyle, Eassie and Glammis RailwayDundee and Newtyle Railway
Alyth Junction to Dundee West closed to passengers. Newtyle [2nd], Auchterhouse [2nd], Dronley, Baldragon, Baldovan and Downfield, Lochee, Liff closed.