Port Glasgow

Location type


Name and dates

Port Glasgow (1841-)

Station code: PTG National Rail ScotRail
Where: Inverclyde, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway.
Open on the Inverclyde Lines.


This is a two platform station with a fine large glazed canopy on the Glasgow bound platform, slightly smaller canopy on the Gourock bound platform, a covered walkway to Princes Street and a traditional covered footbridge.

The station was rebuilt in this grand style and a bay platform added at the west end of the westbound platform between 1913 and 1940 (the bay has since been removed). The station buildings, signal box and footbridge were all replaced. The eastbound platform building, two storeys, had been similar to Uddingston and the westbound building (which was to the east of the footbridge) was a simple single storey building. The original box had been directly west of the footbridge on the south side, in an elevated position to see over the footbridge.

The signal box was at the east end of the station on the westbound platform. There was a trailing crossover at either end of the station in addition to the bay platform.

The station did not have a goods yard alongside, this was further east at Port Glasgow Goods.

The box closed in 1966.


Comet Replica Rebuilt



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

  /  /1862Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Port Glasgow branch opened.
15/05/1865Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Line opened from Port Glasgow through southern Greenock to Wemyss Bay. Stations at Upper Greenock, Ravenscraig, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay.
02/06/1902Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway
Port Glasgow to Upper Greenock doubled.
09/01/1912Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Rebuilding and expansion of Port Glasgow authorised.

News items

01/12/2023Celebration marks official opening of Port Glasgow station's new fully accessible footbridge and lifts [Network Rail]
15/09/2023Road closure in Port Glasgow for railway bridge work [Greenock Telegraph]
08/08/2023Tractor stuck under Greenock bridge causes train disruption [Greenock Telegraph]
28/07/2023New footbridge at Port Glasgow station has been welcomed [Greenock Telegraph]
28/07/2023Footbridge and lift-tower installation marks further progress for Port Glasgow accessibility project [Network Rail]
24/07/2023Port Glasgow station accessibility project marks major milestone [Network Rail]
19/07/2023Ferguson Marine boss on yard's future after ferries fiasco [Greenock Telegraph]
18/07/2023Port Glasgow station to shut overnight this weekend [Greenock Telegraph]
09/06/2023Tall Ship Glenlee: 30th anniversary of vessel's Scotland return [Greenock Telegraph]
10/05/2023Ferguson Marine Port Glasgow to go back into private ownership [Greenock Telegraph]


Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)