Greenock West railway station

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Greenock West National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Grianaig an Iar[1]
Greenock Westy railway station, Inverclyde Line, Scotland - view east.jpg
View east towards Greenock Central
Location
PlaceGreenock
Local authorityInverclyde
Coordinates55°56′50″N 4°46′04″W / 55.9473°N 4.7679°W / 55.9473; -4.7679Coordinates: 55°56′50″N 4°46′04″W / 55.9473°N 4.7679°W / 55.9473; -4.7679
Grid referenceNS272761
Operations
Station codeGKW
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.516 million
2014/15Increase 0.553 million
2015/16Increase 0.570 million
2016/17Decrease 0.524 million
2017/18Increase 0.538 million
History
1 June 1889Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Greenock West from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Greenock West railway station is a station in Greenock, Scotland, located on the Inverclyde Line which runs from Gourock to Glasgow Central. The route is currently operated by Abellio ScotRail under the auspices of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. Each service to and from Glasgow on the Inverclyde Line stops at this station.

History[edit]

The Caledonian Railway was granted permission in 1882 to build the station, featuring "a very neat and substantial stone building in Renaissance style" at street level, with two "large and handsome" doorways from the booking hall onto Inverkip Street. The building also provided a stationmaster's room, a general waiting room and two first class waiting rooms; one for ladies and one for gentlemen. The line opened in June 1889.[2]

Services[edit]

It is a staffed station with two platforms; the eastbound platform to Glasgow is reached via a footbridge over the tracks. The tracks are located below street level, with a tunnel to the west leading to Fort Matilda, and to the east a cutting then a tunnel takes the line to Greenock Central. The main A78 road bridge which takes Inverkip Street over the station platforms had to be rebuilt and was closed to traffic for several years with a diversion in operation.

A busy commuter station, services at Greenock West run from around 6 am until approximately 11:30 pm; a more reduced, limited service operates on Sundays, with only one train per hour. It is near to the main Finnart Campus of the James Watt College stands nearby to the west of the station, so a large number of students use Greenock West.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Fort Matilda   Abellio ScotRail
Inverclyde Line
  Greenock Central
  Historical railways  
Fort Matilda   Caledonian Railway
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
  Greenock Central

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ Monteith, Joy (2004), Old Greenock, Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltd., ISBN 1-84033-314-6

External links[edit]

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