Ninewells Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Ninewells Junction (1861-1967)

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

Description

This was a double track junction where the 1861 deviation built to replace the Law Incline, Law Tunnel and Dundee Ward Road joined the 1847 Dundee and Perth Railway.

Shortly after the junction the deviation reduced to a single track. The double section of the deviation at the junction was a train length. The length of this double track section was reduced later.

The signal box, replaced 1893, was on the south side of the junction.

The main line and deviation ran parallel for a considerable distance before the separation.

The deviation, latterly a local goods branch, closed in 1967. The box closed in 1968.

The formation of the deviation is obliterated for nearly a mile under new housing until the Green Circular footpath is reached. The main line remains open.

Ninewells Junction [Station], which was very short lived, was just to the east.

Local

Just to the south of this former junction is Dundee Airport .

Tags

Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
05/08/2019


Dates

  /07/1859Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Act for the Lochee Deviation, Ninewells Junction (on the Dundee and Perth Railway) to Fairmuir (on the Dundee and Newtyle Railway), passed. Dundee Ward Road and the Law Incline were to close and trains terminate at Dundee Union Street (later Dundee West). Also for the deviation from Rosemill to Auchterhouse [2nd] replacing the Balbeuchly Incline.
08/06/1861Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Dundee Ward Road, Law Tunnel and Law Incline closed with the opening of the deviation to Ninewells Junction.
10/06/1861Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)
Opening of the deviation to Ninewells Junction giving access to Dundee Union Street (later Dundee West).
  /  /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.
03/10/1901Dundee and Perth Railway
Permission to purchase land to widen line between Ninewells Junction and Magdalen Green.
  /  /1902Dundee and Perth Railway
Agreement between Dundee Town council and Caledonian Railway to allow widening the line between Ninewells Junction and Magdalen Green confirmed.
  /  /1915Dundee and Perth Railway
Widening of line at Ninewells Junction - agreement with Dundee Corporation confirmed.
06/11/1967Dundee and Newtyle Railway Fairmuir and Maryfield Goods (Scottish Central Railway)
Ninewells Junction (excluded) to Fairmuir Junction to Fairmuir Goods and Maryfield Goods closed to freight.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways