Newtyle [1st]

Location type


Name and dates

Newtyle [1st] (1831-1868)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.

Opened on the Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss Railway.

Opened on the Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


This was the northern terminus of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway. The terminus building still stands. It is one of the oldest stations in Britain.

The station was at the north end of the Hatton Incline, the line descending to the station. To the east was the Newtyle Bone Works. Newtyle was a planned town/village and is to the west.

Opinion varies as to whether this building opened with the line, it may have been built shortly afterwards. Given the extent of the facilities at Dundee, it is may well have opened with the line.

The line was extended west and east by two railways, the Newtyle and Coupar Angus Railway and the Newtyle, Eassie and Glamiss] Railway respectively.

A deviation, avoiding the incline, was opened to the west in 1868 and the station closed to passengers, a new Newtyle [2nd] station opening nearby. The line south was closed and lifted but the line northwards was retained and the station was converted into a goods shed. A platform was added on the west side, partly inside the trainshed, and entry arches formed at either end. At the north end an extension was added outside the trainshed, the platform extending alongside. Once again opinion varies, this may not be the same building, but on the same footprint.

Adjoining buildings on the east side, the ticket office and other facilities, have been lost but the main building remains intact.

The line remained open to Newtyle [1st] from Alyth Junction until 1964.

The building has survived complete closure of the line and the approach line to the north was lifted, the former approach now being housing.



Station terminus

External links

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