Location type


Name and dates

Monikie (1872-1955)

Opened on the Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway.


This was a single platform station, with the platform on the south side of the line. The station opened in 1872, two years after the line. The station building was of the same style as that at Kingsmuir - brick ends, timber glazed section in the middle and a single sloping back roof above.

From the east end of the station was access to a pair of goods yard sidings serving a loading bank on the north side of the station. To the south was access to Affleck Seed Crushing Works (later marked Farina Mills). These sidings were accessed from the east. The signal box, timber, was at the east end of the platform.

A siding was later added east of the station, accessed from the station.

The station closed to passengers in 1955. In 1958 the route north was severed north of Kingsmuir and the line became a long goods only branch from Broughty Ferry. The railway closed in 1967. The box had survived until closure.

Monikie was very small when the railway arrived. It is now quite sizeable.

Little remains of the station. The site has been largely infilled although part of the platform remains. The site remained vacant until the 2020s. A lattice road bridge is to the west of the site.


Canmore - Affleck Castle is to the north west.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1872Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Monikie opened.

News items

09/02/2022All change at Monikie as planners give green light to eight house plan for old station site [The Courier]