Containerbase Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Containerbase Junction (1971-1991)

Opened on the Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway.

Description

This junction opened with a new line to serve the Greenock Container Port, built on the site of Greenock Princes Pier station in 1969.

This junction and line opened in 1971, a single track new link from the Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway to the Garvel Dock Branch Junction on the former Inchgreen Branch of the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway. The Greenock and Ayrshire Railway Inchgreen Branch (closed 1961) re-opened to Cartsburn Junction and from there followed the former main line of the route (closed 1966) to Greenock Princes Pier.

The new line and re-opened portions were reinstated as a single track line.

The line was out of use by 1985 and officially closed in 1991. Track remained until around 2010.

Tags

Junction
12/08/2019


Dates

  /  /1971Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Containerbase Junction opened, a link to the former Greenock and Ayrshire Railway giving access to Greenock Containerbase Sidings (Greenock Container Port).
07/06/1971Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Greenock Containerbase Sidings (formerly the site of Greenock Princes Pier [2nd] station which is redeveloped as Greenock Container Port) to Cartsburn Junction to Garvel Dock Branch Junction re-opened to freight and a new portion from Garvel Dock Branch Junction to Containerbase Junction opened.
  /  /1985Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Last container train from Greenock Containerbase Sidings to Containerbase Junction.
  /  /1991Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Containerbase Junction to Greenock Containerbase Sidings officially closed (?). (Track remained in place for years.)
  /  /1991Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
Official closure from Greenock Containerbase Sidings to Containerbase Junction.