Greenock Princes Pier



Dates

  /  /1866Greenock Princes Pier
The pier is opened before the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway opens its Greenock Princes Pier station.
01/09/1869Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Line opened. The Glasgow and South Western Railway run services from Glasgow Bridge Street to Greenock Princes Pier (at Greenock Albert Harbour) via Kilmacolm.
01/05/1875Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Greenock Albert Harbour renamed Greenock Princes Pier.
01/07/1885Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Opened from Port Eglinton Junction to Elderslie Junction. The line uses much of the former route of the Glasgow and Ardrossan Canal, the line runs skew across an old aqueduct bridge at Paisley Hawkhead. The canal route under the main line at Elderslie was used for a link to the Bridge of Weir Railway so that Greenock Princes Pier bound trains did not have to cross the track used by Ayr to Glasgow trains. The old basin at Port Eglinton becomes the Salkeld Street Parcels depot.
25/05/1894Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Greenock Princes Pier station re-built by the Glasgow and South Western Railway on a grander scale to compete with the Caledonian Railway's Gourock station.
02/02/1959Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Greenock Princes Pier to Kilmacolm closed to passengers. The line is retained for specials and boat trains but is singled.
30/11/1965Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Last boat train travels from Greenock Princes Pier.
14/02/1966Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Greenock Princes Pier to Kilmacolm closed to Ocean Liner Boat Trains.
26/09/1966Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Greenock Princes Pier to Kilmacolm closed to freight.