Newton Street Tunnel

Location type

Tunnel

Name and dates

Newton Street Tunnel

Opened on the Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This is the second longest railway tunnel in Scotland. It is a double track tunnel running between Greenock West and Fort Matilda. The length is 2,111 yds.

Tags

Tunnel 07/11/2019

Dates

01/06/1889Gourock Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Opened from Greenock Central to Gourock via the Newton Street Tunnel. A new pier was built at Gourock. Stations opened; Gourock, Fort Matilda, Greenock West and Greenock re-built as Greenock Central.