Open to general traffic, subject to normal motorway restrictionsRoad User Guide
The EAST Footpath/Cycleway is closed due to essential Maintenance, please use the WEST Footpath/Cycleway.Access Restrictions
Railway Pier played an important role in the history of the Queensferry Passage.
Thought to be designed by Thomas Bouche, before the Forth Bridge opened, the pier was used by train passengers. Those alighting in North Queensferry got off at the pier, took a ferry over to Port Edgar, and then caught another train on the other side.
The pier was also used by the first ferry to transport train carriages. Known as the ‘floating railway’ goods and passengers were transported between Granton and Burntisland via a ten-minute ferry crossing.
Goods traffic used the Railway Pier until 1954. The ferries closed when the Forth Road Bridge opened in 1964.
The Railway Pier is now home to the North Queensferry Boat Club.
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