Fort Matilda railway station

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Fort Matilda National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Gearastan Matilda
Fort Matilda station.jpg
Looking west as a train leaves for Gourock
Location
Place Fort Matilda
Local authority Inverclyde
Coordinates 55°57′32″N 4°47′43″W / 55.9589°N 4.7953°W / 55.9589; -4.7953Coordinates: 55°57′32″N 4°47′43″W / 55.9589°N 4.7953°W / 55.9589; -4.7953
Grid reference NS250754
Operations
Station code FTM
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Steady 0.122 million
2012/13 Increase 0.124 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.121 million
2014/15 Increase 0.131 million
2015/16 Increase 0.135 million
History
Original company Caledonian Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 June 1889 Opened
5 February 1973 Temporarily closed
20 April 1973 Reopened
October 1993 Closed
? Reopened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Fort Matilda from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Fort Matilda railway station lies at the far western edge of the town of Greenock, Scotland. It is a non-staffed station, and is the last stop before the terminus of Gourock on the Inverclyde Line out of Glasgow Central station.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Caledonian Railway on 1 June 1889 when the Greenock line was extended to Gourock. It was closed temporarily between 5 February and 20 April 1973. It closed again in October 1993.[1] The station has continued in use on an unmanned basis, with passengers getting their tickets on the train.

In 2011 the station building was taken over by the Greenock & District Model Railway Club, which obtained necessary approvals and funding from the Railway Heritage Trust and the Stations Community Regeneration Fund for conservation work and improvements to make the building into a clubhouse. Features such as external doors and screens are to be restored to their original appearance, and when completed accommodation will also be made available to other groups as well as use by the model railway club.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 99. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ "Model Rail Club's Station Restoration Is On Track". inverclydenow. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Gourock   Abellio ScotRail
Inverclyde Line
  Greenock West
Historical railways
Gourock   Caledonian Railway
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
  Greenock West