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By NelsonMcF

#Wemyss bay - train station

Wemyss Bay railway station (locally pronounced 'Wims' apparently? - or so says local yokel Andrena Mc Menemy ;-)) serves the village of Wemyss BayInverclydeScotland. The station is a terminus on the Inverclyde Line, about 26 miles (42 km) west of Glasgow Central. The station incorporates the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal connecting mainland Scotland to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. The station was designed by James Miller in 1903 for the Caledonian Railway and is remarkable in its use of glass and steel curves. The station 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 was carried out jointly by Network Rail, Inverclyde Council and the Scottish Government from June 2014 to the spring of 2016. The small station bar is also highly recommended!

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