Dundee to Aberdeen



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This station is the main station in Dundee. It is an island platform station with two bay platforms at the west end located in a deep dressed stone cutting. The station underwent a major facelift in 2017 with a new curved grand entrance at the east end.
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The people's piano at Dundee station, restored and back in place, seen on 12th February 2019. ...
John Yellowlees 12/02/2019
170425, a Halloween Train, at Dundee. ...
John Yellowlees 26/10/2017
170408 calls at Platform 4 in Dundee station with a northbound service on 14th August 2017.
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Veronica Clibbery 14/08/2017
170433 on a service to Aberdeen at Dundee station on 22nd July 2017. ...
David Bosher 22/07/2017

This is a two platform station with a level crossing at the east end and a large station building at the east end of the westbound platform. The former signal box has been reassembled, after a period of storage, on the westbound platform.
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Up close and personal. An Edinburgh to Inverurie service pulls out of
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David Panton 25/10/2017
The once negligible service at Broughty Ferry has crept up over the years, but December 2018 service improvements between Dundee and Arbroath mean ...
David Panton 22/01/2019
Platform raising is in progress at Broughty Ferry. ...
John Yellowlees 23/04/2018
Platform 1 at Broughty Ferry looking west on 23 May 2007 ...
David Panton 23/05/2007

This is a minimal modern station between Broughty Ferry and Monifieth. ...

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Balmossie has not been called a Halt since 1983, but I find it difficult to call it a station. Here it is in all its glory in January 2019, seen ...
David Panton 22/01/2019
View from the eastbound platform at Balmossie on 19 September 2007. ...
David Panton 19/09/2007
Balmossie looking west to Broughty Ferry during reconstruction of the nearby footbridge in the summer of 1989. ...
Ewan Crawford //1989
Looking east from the footbridge at Balmossie on 19 September 2007.
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David Panton 19/09/2007

This is a two platform station. It has a lattice girder footbridge. An early station building, now a house, is on the eastbound platform. Originally this backed onto a goods shed before enlargement of the goods yard around 1900.
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December 2018 improvements to services between Dundee and Arbroath mean that calls at Monifeith have leapt from 7 a day to 28, giving it a proper ...
David Panton 22/01/2019
Platform view looking north at Monifieth in September 2006. The station building still survives - at Birkhill on the SRPS system [see image 16125]. ...
John Furnevel 12/09/2006
150 258 with the daily down train at Monifieth in July 1998. ...
David Panton /07/1998
Monifieth Rotary have adopted Monifieth Station with a barrel-train so as to mark additional calls there from 9 December by the 0453 ...
John Yellowlees 29/10/2013

This is a two platform station. It is west of Carnoustie. It has gained some notoriety due to the very low number of passengers using the station annually.
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A Glasgow to Aberdeen service passes over the level crossing and through Barry Links at speed on 15 May 2019. It temporarily drowns out the sound of ...
David Panton 15/05/2019
An Arbroath to Edinburgh service hurries through Barry Links on 15 May 2019. Note the recently installed information screens; the service here was ...
David Panton 15/05/2019
A venerable sign (and some fine ironwork) at Barry Links station in October 1997.
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David Panton 23/10/1997
Barry West signal box seen looking west from the station in 1991. ...
Bill Roberton //1991

A relatively modern small station with two timber platforms and a footbridge to the west of Carnoustie. ...

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'I'm not stopping'. Just as well really as the train is three times longer than the platform. An LNER service for Aberdeen passes Golf Street on 15 ...
David Panton 15/05/2019
The rather insubstantial platforms at Golf Street actually give under your feet. This must be one of the few stations in Britain without departure ...
David Panton 27/02/2019
Wistful look east at Golf Street in September 2007. ...
Brian Forbes /09/2007
The daily service to Carnoustie at Golf Street in July 1998. (The trains destination blind did not contain Carnoustie - hence Dundee ...
David Panton /07/1998

This is a two platform station on the east side of a level crossing. In 1900 it replaced an older station, on the same cramped site, the ticket office of which was to the west of the level crossing Carnoustie [1st] (see this link for notes about the older station location). To the west is a signal box and the old station building.
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A Glasgow to Aberdeen HST passes Carnoustie on 15 May 2019. The level-crossing barriers were recently replaced, but the renewal of signalling promised ...
David Panton 15/05/2019
An Arbroath to Edinburgh service makes its first stop on the precocious spring day of 27 February 2019. I can read the driver's Him again? ...
David Panton 27/02/2019
The 'See it, say it, sorted' set makes its first stop with an Arbroath to Edinburgh service on 15 May 2019. Note the semaphore peeking above it; we ...
David Panton 15/05/2019
1439 to GLC arriving at Carnoustie ...
John Yellowlees 13/04/2016

This is a three platform station, with two active platforms on either side of the double track in use. The station buildings remain on the platforms, with canopies, and the booking office is on the Keptie Street overbridge.
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'The Aberdonian' railtour from Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen, behind Peppercorn A1 class no. 60163 'Tornado', passing Arbroath station, on 14th March ...
David Bosher 14/03/2019
The Borders Railway unit seems to follow me around (including my previous visit here last year [see image 56960]) but I suppose there are only so many ...
David Panton 15/03/2017
On 13 February 2019 a terminating service from Edinburgh waits to let a southbound train pass before it heads past Arbroath signal box and into the Up ...
David Panton 13/02/2019
An LNER service for Aberdeen pulls into Arbroath on 13 February 2019. As well as being longer than their ScotRail siblings these LNER sets look a ...
David Panton 13/02/2019

This is a two platform station. There is a modern station building on the southbound platform.
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An Edinburgh to Aberdeen 170 calls at Montrose on 13 February 2019. This train used to go on to Inverurie, but the through trains stopped ...
David Panton 13/02/2019
Winter sky at Montrose on 10th December 2018. ...
John Yellowlees 10/12/2018
The eye-catching BTP emblazoned 170 calls at Montrose on 7 November with a Glasgow service. The odd hanging item on the near platform is an OFF ...
David Panton 07/11/2017
Tayside Biodiversity Festival, May 2010 - on the train south of Montrose. ...
John Yellowlees /05/2010

This is a two platform station. The original station building remains on the down (northbound) platform. There was a larger building on the southbound platform, also with canopy, but this has not survived.
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The details of the Heritage Mosaic at Laurencekirk. ...
John Yellowlees 18/08/2017
Official opening of Laurencekirk station on 18th May 2009. ...
Duncan Ross 18/05/2009
The Laurencekirk Heritage Mosaic on the southbound platform, seen from the northbound platform. ...
John Yellowlees 18/08/2017
The 1530hrs Edinburgh to Aberdeen in the down platform Laurencekirk on Saturday 25 August 2018.
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David Prescott 25/08/2018

This is a two platform station.
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An Inverurie service approaches Stonehaven on 18th September 2018 past lovely semaphores. ...
David Panton 20/09/2018
'New Era' cut-down HST sets come into service on Scotrail next year. The driver training set makes a dummy stop at Stonehaven, heading north, on 26 ...
David Panton 26/09/2017
A2 Pacific 60527 Sun Chariot photograhed on the northern approach to Stonehaven on 2nd April 1956 with an Aberdeen - Kings Cross train.
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G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/04/1956
An Aberdeen to Kings Cross HST approaches Stonehaven on 20 September 2018. HSTs will soon make up most (or all?) services here, but the ScotRail ones ...
David Panton 20/09/2018

This is a two platform station. The station is a modern re-opening on the site of the original station, slightly to the south of the original.
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158 703 with a southbound service at Portlethen in May 1999. ...
David Panton /05/1999
47518 heading north through Portlethen station in 1989. ...
Ewan Crawford //1989
Taken from the 21:00 Edinburgh to Aberdeen at Portlethen on 18th November 2018. Lots of workers, but I presume they were not tending the flower beds ...
Alan Cormack 18/11/2018
Looking north over Portlethan station towards Aberdeen, 2006. ...
John Furnevel /11/2006

This is a station with five public platforms. It opened as Aberdeen Joint - jointly owned by the Scottish North Eastern Railway to the south and the Great North of Scotland Railway to the north. It replaced terminal stations at Aberdeen Guild Street and Aberdeen Waterloo respectively. A poor horse-drawn street tramway link had existed between these, no substitute for a connecting ...

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A letter received regarding archaeology works to do with HS2 in my area - although it's happening in Buckinghamshire - not Aberdeenshire! ...
Alan Cormack 04/05/2018
Armistice wreath-laying at Aberdeen Station; Des Byrne of the Great North of Scotland Railway Association paying tribute to the 93 fallen of the GNSR ...
John Yellowlees 11/11/2017
Peppercorn class A1 no. 60163 'Tornado' at Aberdeen station on the evening of Thursday, 14th March 2019, prior to departure with the return 'The ...
David Bosher 14/03/2019
The 21:05 to Edinburgh Waverley, Class 170 416, at Aberdeen. ...
Alan Cormack 10/01/2017