Opened on the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway.
This was a three platform station on the Elderslie to Greenock Princes Pier line. Two platforms were through lines and a third, a bay on the westbound side, faced Greenock. The platforms were heavily canopied.
The goods yard was on the east side and accessed from the north via a headshunt making a trailing connection.
A signal box opened in 1882 at the north end of the station, east side of the line. It was to the north of the goods yard turnout.
The box was replaced by the LMS around 1925, the new box being on roughly the same location.
Sidings (wartime provision?) were laid out to the west of the station, approached from the north. These were lifted by the 1960s.
Kilmacolm to Greenock Princes Pier was singled after 1959 when regular trains to Greenock ceased (the eastbound track was lifted). The route remained open for boat trains until 1965.
After complete closure of Kilmacolm to Greenock Princes Pier in 1966 the Kilmacolm to Elderslie portion was reduced to a single track in 1973 (and Kilmacolm box closed). The former eastbound line and platform were retained in use.
Final closure came in 1983.
The station building, in modified form, is now a pub restaurant. Pullman Tavern Kilmacolm
Upper Port Glasgow
Bridge of Weir [1st]
Bridge of Weir [2nd]
Other railway and industry locations
Dennistoun Signal Box
Upper Port Glasgow Siding
Parklee Signal Box
Fyfe Park Shipbreaking Yard
Port Glasgow Junction
Port Glasgow Goods
Gourock Rope Works
Finlaystone Timber Ponds
Woodhall Timber Ponds
Newark Castle [Port Glasgow]
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|01/09/1869||Greenock 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.
|02/02/1959||Greenock and Ayrshire Railway|
Greenock Princes Pier to Kilmacolm closed to passengers. The line is retained for specials and boat trains but is singled.
|14/02/1966||Greenock and Ayrshire Railway|
Greenock Princes Pier to Kilmacolm closed to Ocean Liner Boat Trains.
|26/09/1966||Greenock and Ayrshire Railway|
Greenock Princes Pier to Kilmacolm closed to freight.
|08/01/1983||Greenock and Ayrshire Railway|
Kilmacolm line closed completely from Kilmacolm to Elderslie.
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