Location type


Name and dates

Wormit (1889-1969)

Opened on the Tay Bridge (North British Railway).


This was a two platform station at the south end of the Tay Bridge and start of the Newport Railway. The line became single track as it ran east to Tayport.

The station opened with the second Tay Bridge and had no platforms on the main line south to St Fort. The station was built on a new curve built to replace the Newport line's original approach to the first bridge. This alignment was slightly to the south of the original and, like the original, passed through a tunnel under Naughton Road. The newer tunnel was longer than the original.

Wormit Goods station was on the main line.

In this area was the foundry used to build the Tay Bridge [1st].

An accident occurred here in 1955.

The station closed in 1969. The northbound platform station building can now be found at Bo'ness on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Preserved]. It was dismantled in 1981.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

12/05/1879Newport Railway
Wormit to Tayport via Newport opened. A new short bridge opened from Wormit to meet the Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway) at a junction just offshore. A second signal box was at this junction.
13/05/1879Newport Railway
Newport to Wormit opened.
01/05/1889Tay Bridge and Associated Lines (North British Railway)
Wormit opened.
28/05/1955Newport Railway
Excursion train de-railed at Wormit resulting in 3 deaths.
22/05/1966Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Tayport, now a terminus from Wormit, closed.
05/05/1969Newport Railway
Wormit to Newport-on-Tay closed to passengers.

News items

28/05/2020'I will never forget the noise': The children's picnic train journey that ended in tragedy at Wormit station [Evening Telegraph]


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

Railways of Dundee (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The Tay railway bridge, Dundee, 1887-1987