Newton Street Tunnel

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Newton Street Tunnel

Opened on the Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway).


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.


Tunnel 07/11/2019


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.