Forfar (Playfield)

Location type


Names and dates

Forfar [1st] (1838-1848)
Forfar (Playfield) (1848-1848)

Opened on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


This was the terminus of the Arbroath and Forfar Railway in Forfar. The station was replaced by Forfar [2nd] on the opening of the Scottish Midland Junction Railway and the re-gauging of the Arbroath and Forfar Railway.

The station was in the 'V' of the junction between Victoria Street and Carseburn Road at Windmill Brae, somewhat closer to the town than the later station which was on the northern outskirts.

The station building presented two storeys to the street and a single storey to the railway.

The 'playfield' may be the East Greens, a drying or bleaching green, and now largely a car park with a small playing field. The addition of 'playfield' was probably after the site closed to passengers to become a goods yard.


Terminus Station


04/12/1838Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Leysmill to Forfar officially opened. Stations opened at: Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Auldbar Road, Clocksbriggs, Forfar (Playfield).
07/08/1846Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Friockheim to Forfar (Playfield) doubling contract let, contractor David Murray.
02/08/1848Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Forfar (Playfield) closed to passengers replaced by Forfar [2nd] on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.