St Fort

Location type

Station

Name and dates

St Fort (1878-1965)

Opened on the Newburgh and North Fife Railway.
Opened on the Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station on the double track approach to the Tay Bridge from Leuchars. The goods yard was on the west side, approached from the north. The signal box was on the east side opposite.

The Newburgh and St Fort Railway opened to a triangular junction to the south of the station. The station's box was replaced by St Fort North box in 1909, to the south of the station on the west side. St Fort North Junction was just to the south. The line to Glenburnie doubled before meeting main line.

In 1924 the St Fort South Junction to St Fort West Junction curve closed and the junction at the station became simply St Fort Junction.

The branch closed to Luthrie in 1965. The station closed in 1965. The signal box was closed in 1966. The railway remains open.

Newton Ballast Hill was to the north. The Linkswood Oil Depot, for oil to the Leuchars air base, is to the south of the former station on the east side of the main line.

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
05/11/2019




Nearby stations
Wormit
Newport-on-Tay West
Kilmany
Newport-on-Tay East
Leuchars (Old)
Leuchars
Dundee Esplanade
Dundee
Dundee West
Magdalen Green
Dundee Trades Lane
Dundee East
Rathillet Siding
Dundee Ward Road
Roodyards
Linkswood Oil Depot
St Fort West Junction
St Fort South Junction
Newton Ballast Hill
Wormit Signal Box
Wormit Goods
Tay Bridge South Junction
Tay Bridge South Junction [1st]
Tayfield Den Viaduct
Tay Bridge [1st]
Tay Bridge
Buckingham Junction
Tourist/other
Newport-on-Tay Ferry Terminal
Balmerino Abbey
St Athernase Church
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Ticket Platform

For northbound trains heading to Dundee over the Tay Bridge St Fort was effectively the ticket platform where the tickets of the passengers were collected.


Dates

25/01/1909Newburgh and North Fife Railway
Line opened from Newburgh (Glenburnie Junction) to St Fort.
08/08/1964Newburgh and North Fife Railway
St Fort to Lindores [2nd] closed.
05/10/1964Newburgh and North Fife Railway
Lindores [2nd] to St Fort 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

Fife's Last Days of Steam

Fife's Lost Railways