Ninewells Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Ninewells Junction (1861-1967)

Opened on the Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Scottish Central 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

  /10/1865Dundee and Perth Railway
Ninewells junction open/closed. (CHECK)

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