Location type


Name and dates

Cartsdyke (1871-)

Station code: CDY National Rail ScotRail
Where: Inverclyde, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway.
Open on the Inverclyde Lines.


This is a two platform station to the east of Greenock Central. The main station building was on the eastbound platform.

The station was the closest to the James Watt Dock, which is to the north.

To the east of the station Cartsdyke Signal Box controlled access to a siding which ran east to Ladyburn Shed. The box was on the south side of the line to the east of the station and also served a small yard on the south side.

On the north side of the line was the end of a long siding from Ladyburn Junction.

Ladyburn Shed closed in 1966. The box closed in 1967, taken over by the box at Ladyburn Junction. A loop was installed on the south side of the line west of Ladyburn Junction after electrification in 1967. Four sidings were also retained. These were lifted before the 1980s and the loop was removed in the mid 1980s.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Bike rack
Part time staffed

News items

13/06/2023Inverclyde history: Greenock Motor Services and Cartsdyke Station [Greenock Telegraph]
02/03/2022ScotRail ticket stations: Complete closures cancelled [Greenock Telegraph]
25/02/2022ScotRail ticket office closures postponed and fewer in Glasgow will have hours reduced [Glasgow World]
24/02/2022ScotRail ticket office closures postponed and fewer will have hours reduced [Scotsman]
18/01/2022Proposals to close two station ticket offices in Inverclyde are slammed [Greenock Telegraph]
19/05/2021Safety checks after lorry hits railway bridge in Greenock [Greenock Telegraph]
14/05/2021Major travel disruption after vehicle collides with railway bridge [Herald Scotland]
10/05/2010Tall Ships Station Clean Up Call [Greenock Telegraph]


Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)