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Wemyss Bay railway station

Wemyss Bay railway station serves the village of Wemyss Bay in Inverclyde, Scotland. The station is a terminus on the Inverclyde Line, about 26 miles (42 km) west of Glasgow Central. It incorporates the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal connecting mainland Scotland to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute and is managed by Abellio ScotRail. The station was one of only ten to be awarded five stars in Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins. The building was designed by James Miller in 1903 for the Caledonian Railway and is remarkable for its use of glass and steel curves. It is noted for its architectural qualities and, although one of Scotland's finest railway buildings and Category A listed, it has suffered from neglect. A major refurbishment scheme carried out jointly by Network Rail, Inverclyde Council and the Scottish Government from June 2014 to the spring of 2016 has seen the station buildings and adjacent ferry terminal fully restored. This picture shows the station concourse, with the ticket office and glass roof.

Photograph credit: Colin Harkness

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