Kilbirnie South railway station

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For the station on the former Dalry and North Johnstone Line, see Kilbirnie railway station.
Kilbirnie South
Location
Place Kilbirnie
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°45′21″N 4°40′53″W / 55.7559°N 4.6815°W / 55.7559; -4.6815Coordinates: 55°45′21″N 4°40′53″W / 55.7559°N 4.6815°W / 55.7559; -4.6815
Grid reference NS317546
Operations
Original company Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Platforms 2
History
2 December 1889 Opened as Kilbirnie
2 June 1924 Renamed Kilbirnie South
1 December 1930 Closed
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Kilbirnie South railway station was a railway station serving the town of Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland as part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway (L&AR).

History[edit]

A level crossing gate on Mill Road on the old branch from near the station to Dennyholm Mill in Kilbirnie.

The station opened 2 December 1889 and was simply known as Kilbirnie.[1] Upon the grouping of the L&AR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1923, the station was renamed Kilbirnie South on 2 June 1924.[1] The name change was to avoid confusion with the Glasgow and South Western Railway's nearby station of the same name, which was also incorporated into the LMS.

The station closed to passengers almost exactly forty one years after opening on 1 December 1930,[1] with freight services withdrawing on the same day.[2] By 1936 the station remained intact but was already overgrown.[3]

Nothing remains of the station today.

Services[edit]

A shuttle service ran from this station to Giffen and back, with around nine return journeys per day during the week and an extra two on Saturdays.[2]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
  Glengarnock
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, p. 131
  2. ^ a b Stansfield, p. 28
  3. ^ Stansfield, p. 27

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. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137. 
  • Stansfield, G. (1999). Ayrshire & Renfrewshire's Lost Railways. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8403-3077-5.