Inverclyde Lines



Locations along the line

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This is the busiest station in Scotland. It was established by the Caledonian Railway in 1879 and was hugely expanded in 1901-5.
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Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central Station Extension (Caledonian Railway)
314202 awaits its next duty at platform 7, Glasgow Central on 10th January 2019. It had recently arrived and the next trip was around the inner ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
A Voyager heads south out of Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 06/09/2017
A CrossCountry train at Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 16/09/2019
Part of a First World War exhibition at Glasgow Central. ...
John Yellowlees 19/01/2017
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This is a two platform station. There is a considerable gap between the platforms as the line had been quadrupled, due to increasing traffic, when the station re-opened in 1879. The line was reduced to two lines but a third line has been laid to increase capacity between Glasgow and Paisley.
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Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
SPT liveried 318250 is showing ^Glasgow Central^ on its destination panel as it heads in the opposite direction through Cardonald station on a wet and ...
John Furnevel 20/05/2007
A Gourock to Glasgow service calls at Cardonald on 21 July 2018. The high-mast lighting in the background is a familiar feature of the M8 corridor. ...
David Panton 21/07/2018
380 114 heads west from Cardonald. ...
Bill Roberton 09/02/2016
DB 66037 approaches with Longannet - Hunterston High Level empties. ...
Bill Roberton 18/03/2016
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This is a two platform station to the south and east of the Hillington Industrial Estate. There is an old station building on the westbound platform.
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Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
On 1st June 1963, Fairburn 2-6-4T 42057 heads through Hillington East on the fast line with a service from the Wemyss Bay or Gourock direction. ...
Robin McGregor 01/06/1963
A Gourock to Glasgow service pulls into Hillie East on 21 July 2018. The track on the left is the central road, sometimes used by passing trains and ...
David Panton 21/07/2018
A Glasgow to Gourock Service calls at Hillington East on 21 July 2018. From this location it is possible to see the platforms of the stations either ...
David Panton 21/07/2018
Glasgow bound train at Hillington East on 17 July. ...
David Panton 17/07/2007
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This is a two platform station.
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Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
A Gourock to Glasgow Class 380 EMU calls at Hillie West on 17 November 2018. ...
David Panton 17/11/2018
Network Rail HST on the middle line at Hillington West in June 2013. ...
Bill Hamilton 27/06/2013
A Glasgow-bound service passes through Hillington West at speed on 17 November 2018. It is one of those locations where the ^Fast train approaching^ ...
David Panton 17/11/2018
The station building on the Glasgow bound platform at Hillington West, looking from the footbridge towards the industrial area to the north of the ...
John Furnevel 20/05/2007
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314213, in SPT livery and now some 38 years old, calls right time at Paisley Gilmour Street on a service for Gourock on 7th August 2017. These ...
Colin Miller 07/08/2017
Tartan, famous local names and landmarks along with EMU 380011 are on display in the underpass to greet visitors to Paisley Gilmour Street. ...
Colin McDonald 22/12/1997
Gourock bound 334017 entering Paisley Gilmour Street ...
Graham Morgan 12/09/2006
334005 crossing Wallneuk Junction with a Glasgow Central service. ...
Graham Morgan 31/08/2007
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This is a two platform station on the Glasgow - Gourock line. There is no car park.
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Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
A Gourock to Glasgow stopper calls at Paisley St James on 13 July 2019. This is rather a scary location even in broad daylight. In fact the whole of ...
David Panton 13/07/2019
Platform view west at Paisley St James on 20 May 2007, looking towards Bishopton. ...
John Furnevel 20/05/2007
Paisley St James station was to have been moved under the proposed
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David Panton 16/06/2010
Paisley St James has recently reopened after a two-and-a-half month
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David Panton 01/09/2010
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This is a two platform station with an original station building on the southbound (up) platform. There are car parks on the old goods yard south end of the station, east side of the line and shunted from the south) and an area of ground to the west.
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Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
A Gourock to Glasgow stopping service draws up at Bishopton on 12 June 2019. At least with summer foliage there is nothing now to see of the former ...
David Panton 12/06/2019
380015 departs from Bishopton heading to Glasgow on 27 April 2017. ...
John McIntyre 27/04/2017
Carmine and cream-liveried 314213 at Bishopton on a service to Gourock. ...
Bill Roberton 20/10/2017
314s call at Bishopton on 27 April 2017. On the left is 314209 in ScotRail blue heading to Wemyss Bay and on the right 314206 in Strathclyde livery ...
John McIntyre 27/04/2017
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This is a two platform station with a good view of the River Clyde from its platforms.
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Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
On the approach to Langbank from the east. Viewed from east of Dumbarton. ...
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380004 calls at Langbank with a Gourock train on 23rd October 2017. ...
Mark Bartlett 23/10/2017
Eastbound train approaching Langbank. It has just passed over the old bridge over the Greenock road and is about to pass over the girder bridge over ...
Ewan Crawford 08/11/2017
A Wemyss Bay to Glasgow train, formed by a SPT liveried Class 314, is seen running between Langbank and Bishopton. This view, across the Clyde, taken ...
Mark Bartlett 03/08/2017
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This is a two platform station in Woodhall, to the east of Port Glasgow. The station has a footbridge and small station building on the westbound platform. The station was built after housing was built on the Woodhall estate.
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Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Bright and early one Sunday morning in July 2007, ambling across the footbridge at a deserted Woodhall station heading back to the car, with the first ...
John Furnevel 29/07/2007
334 017 pulls into Woodhall with a Gourock to Glasgow stopper on 29 April 2009. ...
David Panton 29/04/2009
Entrance to Woodhall station on the east side of Port Glasgow. View northwest across Glasgow Road (and the Clyde beyond) on Sunday 29 July 2007. ...
John Furnevel 29/07/2007
Glasgow Road entrance to Woodhall station on 29 April. Short on well-kept flower beds, no comfy waiting room, but at least there is a ticket office. ...
David Panton 29/04/2009
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This is a two platform station with a fine large glazed canopy on the Glasgow bound platform, slightly smaller canopy on the Gourock bound platform, a covered walkway to Princes Street and a traditional covered footbridge.
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Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
380 109 to Glasgow Central arriving at Port Glasgow station on 25th July 2017 ...
David Bosher 25/07/2017
A Wemyss Bay service calls at Port Glasgow on 7 March. ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
A Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay service, formed by 380021, calls at well-maintaned Port Glasgow before taking the branch line on 14th November 2017.
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David Panton 14/11/2017
314 208 approaches Port Glasgow with a Gourock to Glasgow service on 1 September 2010 ...
David Panton 01/09/2010
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This is a minimal two platform station. It is approached by stairs from a bridge carrying Bogston Road at the east end.
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Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
A Gourock service calls at Bogston between Port Glasgow and Greenock on 7 March 2019. The station appears to have once had a ticket office in the ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
A Gourock to Glasgow stopper (showing Glasgow Central twice) calls at Bogston on 7 March 2019. The parallel Wemyss Bay branch can be seen climbing ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
Scene at Bogston station in April 2007 looking towards the south entrance from Shankland Road. The bridge and embankment running across the picture ...
John Furnevel 29/04/2007
318 266 with a stopping service to Gourock arrives at Bogston on 1 June 2009. Those familiar with the area between Port Glasgow and Greenock will know ...
David Panton 01/06/2009
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This is a two platform station to the east of Greenock Central. The main station building was on the eastbound platform.
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Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Although superficially similar to its coevals in Glasgow and Lanarkshire Cartsdyke^s station has a ticket window separate from the waiting room. I^m ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
Glasgow Central bound 334004 passing through Cartsdyke on 14th January ...
Graham Morgan 14/01/2008
Eastbound 334 017 arriving at Cartsdyke on 1 November 2008 with a service for Glasgow Central. ...
David Panton 01/11/2008
318262 about to pass through Cartsdyke with a fast train bound for Gourock. ...
Graham Morgan 04/08/2007
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This is the main station in Greenock. It replaced Greenock Cathcart Street [1st] which was the original terminus of the line. The original terminus line was located slightly to the north and the line was cut back to the new station on opening. In addition the new alignment was further north in general. To great local disappointment Greenock Mansion House was demolished as part of the works. ...

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Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Dellingburn Street viaduct has been undergoing repairs in February 2020. ...
Network Rail 23/02/2020
Standard tank 80123 leaving Greenock Central on the 11.25 Gourock - Port Glasgow local service in March 1966.
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Robin McGregor 25/03/1966
Lead flashing in the wall at Greenock Central showing where the former roof of the station met the wall. ...
Graham Morgan 11/09/2007
334030 departing from Greenock Central on a service to Gourock on 11 September. ...
Graham Morgan 11/09/2007
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This is a two platform station below street level. A booking office stands on Inverkip Street above the station.
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Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Looking west in Greenock West station. ...
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The street-level buildings at Greenock West, seen on 14 November. The station boasts a cafe; this (surprisingly?) must pay its way as it^s been here ...
David Panton 14/11/2017
380003 arrives at Greenock West on 20 October with a service to Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 20/10/2012
334 016 arrives at Greenock West on 15 October with a service for Glasgow Central. ...
David Panton 15/10/2008
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This is a two platform station, by James Miller, with a large original station building on the up platform. The roof overhangs the platform to form a canopy fitted with screens at either end of the building.
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Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
A Gourock service calls at its penultimate stop on 7 March 2019. Fort Matilda station is unstaffed, but the fine building is in good repair. Note the ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
A Glasgow bound semi-fast approaches its first stop on 7 March 2019. The town of Gourock and its hills form the backdrop. ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
A newly installed information screen announces the 1141 service to Glasgow Central on 14 November. The fine building lives on, though the station is ...
David Panton 14/11/2017
334 016 leaves Fort Matilda on 15 October 2008 on the final leg of its journey from Glasgow Central to Gourock. ...
David Panton 15/10/2008
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This is a three platform terminus on Gourock Pier. It is served by a regular service from Glasgow Central via Paisley Gilmour Street.
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Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Bikes pay homage to Alastair Alexander^s magnificent display at Gourock. ...
John Yellowlees 14/06/2017
The 14.54 fast to Glasgow at Gourock on 9th August 2016. At the time I was surprised to see this relic still in front line service but of course they ...
Colin Miller 09/08/2016
380001 at Gourock station waiting to depart for Glasgow Central on 25th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 25/07/2017
Class 314s are only slowly disappearing, and on 7 March 2019 there seemed to be more of them on Inverclyde services than ever. I notice that they are ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
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This is a single platform station, the platform erected on the south side of the single track line. The station is immediately west of Cartsburn Tunnel.
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Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
318265 approaching Whinhill with a service for Glasgow Central ...
Graham Morgan 11/09/2007
Looking west, 334040 pulls away from Whinhill with a service for Wemyss Bay ...
Graham Morgan 25/10/2006
A Wemyss Bay - Glasgow Central service calls at Whinhill on 1 November formed by unit 334 015. ...
David Panton 01/11/2008
Looking west towards Whinhill as a Class 318 calls in 2001. The course of the lifted parallel line through the second Cartsburn Tunnel can be seen in ...
Bill Roberton //2001
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A 380 calls at the single platform of Drumfrochar station in May 2019. ...
John Yellowlees 11/05/2019
334 023 calls at Drumfrochar on 12 November with a Wemyss Bay - Glasgow Central service. Located in the southwest suburbs of Greenock this station was ...
David Panton 12/11/2008
Entrance to Drumfrochar station on the Wemyss Bay line in July 2007, looking east towards Glasgow. ...
John Furnevel 29/07/2007
Drumfrochar, a new station on the line to Wemyss Bay. Looking to Port Glasgow. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This is a single platform fairly modern station on the Wemyss Bay to Port Glasgow branch.
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Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Branchton, between trains, looking towards Port Glasgow on 25 March 2011. The station only opened in 1967, two years after the Wemyss Bay branch had ...
Mark Bartlett 25/03/2011
Passengers wait for a delayed Glasgow train at Branchton on 29 July 2007. View west towards Wemyss Bay. ...
John Furnevel 29/07/2007
Looking east at Branchton station with a class 303. ...
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Quiet Sunday morning at Branchton on 29 July 2007. View over the station looking towards Wemyss Bay with the A78 off to the right. ...
John Furnevel 29/07/2007
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This is a single platform station which was originally private for the IBM factory in Greenock (in the Spango Valley to the west). Much of the factory site has closed but the station remains open. IBM itself has moved away. The station became public in 1986.
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A Big Blue sign on the Inverclyde line on 1 November 2008. The station was originally opened as IBM Halt on 9 May 1978 for use by those ...
David Panton 01/11/2008
A Wemyss Bay - Glasgow Central service formed by 334 015 pulls up at IBM (opened in 1978 as IBM Halt) in Spango Valley, Greenock, on 1 November 2008. ...
David Panton 01/11/2008
A lone passenger alights from a Wemyss Bay bound EMU at IBM and trudges off through the falling snow towards the exit. Does any other UK station have ...
Mark Bartlett 25/02/2010
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This is a single platform station on the north side of a single line. With considerable expansion of Inverkip to the south with new house building in recent years a footbridge has been added to allow access to the south. At its height this was a superb small station.
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Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Inverkip seems to be semiotically challenged. Sign near Inverkip station (and school) seen on 12 June 2019. ...
David Panton 12/06/2019
Although there are still Class 314s around, 320s seem to have taken over their duties in Inverclyde - pending arrival of 385s. A Wemyss Bay to Glasgow ...
David Panton 12/06/2019
334 025 on a Wemyss Bay - Glasgow Central service at Inverkip on 15 October 2008. ...
David Panton 15/10/2008
Looking west towards Wemyss Bay from Inverkip on 29 July. ...
John Furnevel /07/2007
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This is one of the pre-eminent ^must see^ stations in Scotland. In 1905 it replaced an original Wemyss Bay [1st] station of 1865 on a slightly different orientation (see that entry for the 1865-1905 details). It is a terminus and a combined station and pier with a very fine concourse (with semi-circular ticket office supporting the glass roof), canopied platforms, main station building with a ...

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Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Detail of the new Transport Trust plaque, unveiled at Wemyss Bay on 30th November 2019. ...
John Yellowlees 30/11/2019
The entry to the station from the carpark and town. There are often taxis waiting here. ...
Ewan Crawford 4/6/2004
Looking west over the glazed canopies covering platforms 3 and 4 (nearest) and 1 and 2. ...
Ewan Crawford 4/6/2004
Clock tower, station entrance and carpark viewed from the south. ...
Ewan Crawford 4/6/2004
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