Fairlie Pier railway station

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Fairlie Pier
Location
Place Fairlie
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°45′48″N 4°51′33″W / 55.7633°N 4.8592°W / 55.7633; -4.8592Coordinates: 55°45′48″N 4°51′33″W / 55.7633°N 4.8592°W / 55.7633; -4.8592
Grid reference NS207559
Operations
Original company G&SWR Largs Branch
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
1 July 1882 Opened
31 July 1972 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Fairlie Pier railway station was a railway station serving the village of Fairlie, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station allowed train passengers to link with ferry sailings to Great Cumbrae and the Isle of Bute.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 July 1882 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway as part of the extension of the former Ardrossan Railway to Largs.[2] As well as shipping services to Millport and Bute, the pier also handled services to and from Brodick during the winter months until the 1960s.[1] The station officially closed on 31 July 1972, however the last train had run on 1 October 1971.[2]

Today various sidings are situated around the station site as part of an MOD facility nearby, however they are overgrown and disused. Cumbrae services now run from a terminal in Largs.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stansfield, page 23
  2. ^ a b Butt, page 93

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. 
  • Stansfield, G. (1999). Ayrshire & Renfrewshire's Lost Railways. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8403-3077-5. 


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Glasgow and South Western Railway
Largs Branch
  Fairlie
Line closed; station open