Beith North railway station

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Beith North
Beith North railway station 2007.jpg
The site of Beith North in 2007
Location
Place Beith
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°45′41″N 4°38′53″W / 55.7615°N 4.6481°W / 55.7615; -4.6481Coordinates: 55°45′41″N 4°38′53″W / 55.7615°N 4.6481°W / 55.7615; -4.6481
Grid reference NS339551
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
21 July 1840 Opened as Beith
2 June 1924 Renamed Beith North
4 June 1951 Closed
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Beith North railway station was a railway station serving the north of the town of Beith, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway (later part of the Glasgow and South Western Railway (G&SWR), now the Ayrshire Coast Line).

History[edit]

The station opened on 21 July 1840 when it was simply known as Beith.[1] Upon the grouping of the G&SWR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1923, the station was renamed Beith North on 2 June 1924.[1] The name change was to avoid confusion with the Caledonian/G&SW jointly owned nearby station of same the name, which was also incorporated into the LMS. Beith North closed permanently on 4 June 1951.[1]

The Railway Inn was opposite the station entrance and is now a private residence known as Kerse Bridge. The OS maps show that the road down from Beith was diverted when the railway was built; the course of the old road with its hedgerows can still be discerned.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, page 31

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Glengarnock
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Lochwinnoch
Line and station open