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Design work has been commissioned for a new passenger ferry to serve on the Gourock, Dunoon and Kilcreggan routes.
(Permalink) Dunoon Gourock Kilcreggan

The lightweight foot passenger-only boats which replaced robust car ferries on CalMac's Gourock-Dunoon route have racked up more than 11,000 cancelled sailings since coming into service.
(Permalink) Cancelation Dunoon Gourock


Gourock Pier: The second of the two modern passenger ferries now plying the Dunoon - Gourock route see image [[39241]] is the [[MV Ali Cat]], seen here on 1 June 2012 having just pulled away from Gourock Pier.
Colin Miller 01/06/2012


Gourock Pier: One of the two modern passenger ferries now handling the Dunoon - Gourock route, [[MV Argyll Flyer]], berthed at Gourock pier alongside the recently rebuilt station in October 2011. There is no longer a vehicle service on this route. See image [[28925]]
Colin Miller 27/10/2011

The managing director of Western Ferries has hailed the resilience of its operations amid the challenges posed by the pandemic, as the privately-owned company behind the Gourock to Dunoon service deals with the prospect of a further major lockdown to suppress surging rates of coronavirus.
(Permalink) COVID-19 Dunoon Gourock McInroy's Point Western Ferries

The £2m project to install the new linkspan at Gourock Ferry Terminal has been delayed after surveys revealed 'underwater obstructions'.

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Gourock's dilapidated ferry linkspan has been removed during a painstaking night-time operation to make way for a new one as part of a £2 million project.
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Gourock Pier: [[DSMV Juno]] at Gourock Pier.
Ewan Crawford 19/09/1987


Gourock: A view of Gourock on 5th May 2010, showing the CalMaC ferry DSMV Jupiter at the pier and a ScotRail Class 334 unit standing inside a tired and very shabby looking station. Thankfully this is being put right by Network Rail who are rebuilding the station. See image [[39241]]
Graham Morgan 05/05/2010


Gourock: Alterations to Gourock station seen in an aerial view on 29 August 2011. The trainshed canopy has been cut back to the circulating area and the remaining section re-glazed. A new station building has been built by the trainshed.
Ewan Crawford 29/08/2011

Thames Clippers and New York water taxis have been used as examples in planning new ferries for Dunoon and Kilcreggan, [...]
(Permalink) Dunoon Ferry Gourock Kilcreggan

A major £1.2m project to repair the linkspan at Gourock Ferry Terminal is due to get under way early next month.
(Permalink) Gourock Gourock Pier

Plans for a new ferry linking Kilcreggan with Gourock have been revealed for the first time in a new report.
(Permalink) Gourock Kilcreggan

A Major redevelopment of Gourock Ferry Terminal project is a step closer with an engineering firm brought on board to draw up options.
(Permalink) Gourock Gourock Pier

The idea of a pontoon for ferries at Dunoon has been revived again.
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Kilcreggan Pier: Kilcreggan Pier, with its surviving signalling tower, on 30th July 2017. In the background the 112,000T Caribbean Princess departs Greenock on a British Isles cruise, next stop Invergordon.
Mark Bartlett 30/07/2017


Kilcreggan Pier: SPT's MV Island Princess heads from Kilcreggan Pier to Gourock in July 2016.
Ewan Crawford 26/07/2016

An 'essential lifeline timetable' on the Kilcreggan-Gourock ferry service will continue until at least the end of June, operator Caledonian MacBrayne has announced.
(Permalink) Gourock Kilcreggan

The Scottish Government has promised there will be no change to fares or timetables when state-owned operator CalMac Ferries Ltd takes on responsibility for the Kilcreggan-Gourock ferry service next month.
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Kilcreggan Pier: Kilcreggan Pier, with its surviving signalling tower, on 30th July 2017. In the background the 112,000T Caribbean Princess departs Greenock on a British Isles cruise, next stop Invergordon.
Mark Bartlett 30/07/2017

Kilcreggan's ferry service will at last be transferred to the oversight of Transport Scotland in two months' time, following years of campaigning by local residents.
(Permalink) Gourock Kilcreggan Transport Scotland

Years of campaigning by fed-up Kilcreggan ferry users are set to pay off in the new year when oversight of the route is transferred to Scotland's national transport agency.
(Permalink) Gourock Kilcreggan Transport Scotland


Kilcreggan Pier: SPT's MV Island Princess heads from Kilcreggan Pier to Gourock in July 2016.
Ewan Crawford 26/07/2016

The contract for the Kilcreggan to Gourock service will end next week after a series of disruptions.
(Permalink) Gourock Kilcreggan


Kilcreggan Pier: SPT's MV Island Princess heads from Kilcreggan Pier to Gourock in July 2016.
Ewan Crawford 26/07/2016

The Strategic Rail Authority has set out its priorities in Scotland for the next ten years. Edinburgh Waverley is to be re-built with further through platforms at a cost of £400 million. This work will involve connecting the bay platforms 8&9 and 12&13, raising the glass roof and providing another platform to the south of the station. The work is required as the station will reach capacity in the next year. Stirling to Alloa is to be re-opened to passengers within 5 years. It is also hoped that Stirling to Kincardine will also re-open to freight. Hamilton to Larkhall is to be re-opened and a Milngavie to Larkhall service to be introduced within 5 years. This may also include the re-opening of the Anniesland to Maryhill curve. Platforms will be extended on the Fife Circle which will allow longer trains to run, increasing passenger capacity. Platforms will also be extended on the Glasgow to Ayr line. Platforms will be extended on the East Kilbride Branch. Platforms will be extended on the Bathgate Branch. TPWS will be fully implemented by 2003. Increased capacity will be provided between Glasgow and Paisley. This could be re-signalling or re-quadrupling the line. Increased capacity will be provided between Glasgow and Kilmarnock. This will probably be through adding a new dynamic loop on the single track section between Barrhead and Kilmarnock which is currently only broken at Lugton. 140 stations are to be modernised. Construction of new interchange stations or re-building of existing stations will include Gourock, Markinch and Partick. Refurbishment for 318s and reliability improvements to 170s. Extension of Sunday services on the Shotts and East Kilbride Lines. A new national test track to be established. As a result of various schemes 6 new stations will open; Alloa, Newcraighall, Brunstane, Gartcosh, Larkhall and Beauly. Longer term plans include East Coast Main Line upgrading (to complete by 2010) and lines to Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport. There is an element of uncertainty as the ScotRail franchise is due for renewal and the future of Railtrack is not clear at this stage. The West Coast Main Line enhancements to allow 140mph running may not go ahead.

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