Ardrossan Harbour railway station

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For other railway stations in Ardrossan, see Ardrossan railway station (disambiguation).
Ardrossan Harbour National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Caladh Àird Rosain
Ardrossan Harbour
Location
Place Ardrossan
Local authority North Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°38′23″N 4°49′14″W / 55.6396°N 4.8205°W / 55.6396; -4.8205Coordinates: 55°38′23″N 4°49′14″W / 55.6396°N 4.8205°W / 55.6396; -4.8205
Grid reference NS224420
Operations
Station code ADS
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 59,444
2004/05 66,073
2005/06 Increase 67,280
2006/07 Increase 68,331
2007/08 Increase 85,251
2008/09 Increase 0.102 million
2009/10 Increase 0.110 million
2010/11 Increase 0.116 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.114 million
2012/13 Increase 0.116 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
19 January 1987 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ardrossan Harbour from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ardrossan Harbour railway station is one of three remaining railway stations in the town of Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line, 32.5 miles (52.3 km) south west of Glasgow Central. The station is an interchange for Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sailings to Brodick on the Isle of Arran.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened on 19 January 1987 to replace the closed Ardrossan Winton Pier railway station.[1] Ardrossan Harbour station is slightly more inland than its predecessor.

Opened under sectorisation, the station was served by ScotRail until the privatisation of British Rail.

The station is unstaffed and consists of a single platform and shelter, a short walk from the "CalMac" terminal building.

Services[edit]

From the opening of the station, services generally only ran to connect with the CalMac sailings to Brodick.

From May 2009, an hourly service on Mondays to Saturdays from Glasgow Central for much of the day was introduced,[2] with some services connecting with the ferry sailings to Brodick. The frequency is lower in the evenings and on Sundays.

Ferry services[edit]

A ferry, operated by Caledonian MacBrayne,[3] sails from Ardrossan Harbour to Brodick. In Summer 2013 a service to Campbeltown was provided on Thursday and Friday evenings, returning on Friday and Saturday mornings, with a return trip on Sundays.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Terminus   First ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Ardrossan Town
Brodick   Caledonian MacBrayne
Ferry
  Terminus
Campbeltown   Caledonian MacBrayne
Ferry
  Terminus

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Railway Stations in Ardrossan
Largs Branch (AR)
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Castlemill Junc | Holm Junc
Ardrossan S BeachArdrossan Ry
Ardrossan North (L&AR)
Parkhouse Junction
Harbour Junction
Ardrossan Town (AR)
Ardrossan
Montgomerie Pier
(L&AR)
Winton Junction
Ardrossan Winton Pier (AR)
Ardrossan Harbour (BR)
Harbour Sidings