Broughty Ferry Pier railway station

Broughty Ferry Pier railway station served the suburb of Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland from 1848 to 1887 on the Dundee and Arbroath Railway.

Broughty Ferry Pier
Broughty Ferry Pier railway station (site), Dundee (geograph 4020085).jpg
The site of the station, looking south, in 2014
LocationBroughty Ferry, Dundee
Scotland
Coordinates56°27′50″N 2°52′18″W / 56.4638°N 2.8718°W / 56.4638; -2.8718Coordinates: 56°27′50″N 2°52′18″W / 56.4638°N 2.8718°W / 56.4638; -2.8718
Grid referenceNO463305
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyDundee and Arbroath Railway
Pre-groupingDundee and Arbroath Railway
Caledonian Railway
Key dates
17 May 1848 (1848-05-17)Opened
1 June 1878[1]Closed
1 March 1880Reopened
19 June 1887Closed

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 17 May 1848[2] by the Dundee and Arbroath Railway. It was situated on the harbour pier at Broughty Ferry castle. The station closed on 1 June 1878 upon opening of the Tay Railway Bridge. It reopened following collapse of the Tay Railway bridge and station again closed to both passengers and goods traffic in 1887 when the railway bridge reopened.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.nbrstudygroup.co.uk/nbr/pdfs/station_list.pdf[bare URL]
  2. ^ M E Quick, Railway Passenger Stations in England Scotland and Wales—A Chronology, The Railway and Canal Historical Society, 2002, p. 95
  3. ^ "Broughty Ferry Pier railway station (site), Dundee". Geograph. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Monifieth
Line closed, station open
  Dundee and Arbroath Railway   Broughty Ferry
Line closed, station open