Gourock Pier (1889-)
Opened on the Caledonian Steam Packet Company.
This pier is open. It is a combined facility with Gourock station. Ferries operate from Gourock to Dunoon Pier and Kilcreggan Pier, and sometimes Helensburgh Pier. The pier is located on Kempock Point.
This pier opened when the Caledonian Railway extended their Glasgow to Greenock line on to Gourock. The pier opened to counter the opening of the Glasgow and South Western Railway's pier at Greenock Princes Pier [1st] (opened 1869) and the North British Railway's new pier at Craigendoran Pier (opened 1882). Clearly trains are faster than steamers and reducing the steamer portion and lengthening the train portion reduced the journey time from, say, Dunoon Pier to Glasgow.
There was a pier at Gourock before the line and new pier opened, this was a major expansion of that pier and a large amount of the beach was reclaimed for its construction as well as the building of the pier in timber.
Greenock Princes Pier [2nd]
Greenock Princes Pier [1st]
Greenock Bridge Street
Other railway and industry locations
Royal Navy Torpedo Factory [Greenock]
Newton Street Tunnel
Union Street Tunnel
Princes Pier Shed
Greenock Containerbase Sidings
Princes Pier Junction
Princes Pier Goods
Greenock Container Port
Anne Street Tunnel
Greenock Albert Harbour [Dock]
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|