Irvine railway station

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Irvine National Rail
Irvine
Location
Place Irvine
Local authority North Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°36′42″N 4°40′30″W / 55.6116°N 4.6750°W / 55.6116; -4.6750Coordinates: 55°36′42″N 4°40′30″W / 55.6116°N 4.6750°W / 55.6116; -4.6750
Grid reference NS315385
Operations
Station code IRV
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.701 million
2005/06 Increase 0.762 million
2006/07 Increase 0.810 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.779 million
2008/09 Increase 0.874 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.854 million
2010/11 Increase 0.894 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
5 August 1839 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Irvine from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Irvine railway station is a railway station serving the town of Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line, 30 miles (48 km) south west of Glasgow Central.

History[edit]

The station opened on 5 August 1839 as part of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.[1] There was a branch leaving here for Crosshouse and Kilmarnock which closed in 1965.[2] During the electrification of the Ayrshire Coast line, Irvine station was partially refurbished, resulting in a glass front canopy on the main building and external ramp access to both platforms.

Facilities[edit]

The station is manned on a part-time basis and is one of the few stations still manned on the Ayrshire Coast line. There is a small kiosk shop and an adjoining car park with parking room for a small number of cars.

Services[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays there are 4 trains per hour northbound to Glasgow Central and 4 trains per hour southbound to Ayr with a half hourly service in each direction on Sundays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Barassie   First ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Kilwinning
Historical railways
Gailes
Line open, station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Bogside
Line open, station closed
Dreghorn
Line and station closed
Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, p. 128
  2. ^ Stansfield, p. 26

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.