Barricades have been put in place at Broughty Ferry rail station as a safety measure, Network Rail has said.
The rail company said it had removed a section of the station from public use because of a difference in the height of the platform.
An extensive replacement project was recently carried out at the station to allow it to accommodate modern trains which are expected to start servicing the Ferry in the near future.
However, because the station building is listed, the platform could not be altered.
Lib Dem Ferry councillor Craig Duncan said: “ScotRail said they are going to stick to their timetable in delivering these services, but there has been a delay in moving rolling stock from the Central Belt to our area.
“As a councillor I am very aware of the need to get the city ready for the opening of the V&A next month and I want to make sure, as a Ferry councillor, the benefits of this are seen by businesses and people here.
“Part of that is making sure the station is ready and available for use.
“I feel one of the most important things for the Ferry station would be for ScotRail to introduce a ticketing machine on the platform.
“They have in the past said there was not enough footfall to justify one, but I feel if they provide more services, there will be greater footfall.”
A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Taking the platform area in front of the station building out of use was part of the plan for the work at Broughty Ferry.
“As it is a listed building we are not able to raise the height of the platform without changing the look of the building so that section has been left unaltered.”