The Pier is a platform extending from the seaside to the water. It supported by pillars, and often provides access to ships or boats. Once, a set of faulty points switched Thomas onto the old pier line and he fell into the water. The Fat Controller sent Arthur to come to his rescue. A tidal pool is located near here.
It also appears in the magazine stories, Thomas Braves the Waves, Mirror, Mirror, Snap Happy, False Alarm, Boat Afloat, Jim's Jungle Ride!, and the Ice Cream Special. A poster of the pier run was attached to Oliver's funnel in the magazine story, Flag Flying! also.