Kilwinning East railway station

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Kilwinning East
Location
Place Kilwinning
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°39′16″N 4°42′13″W / 55.6545°N 4.7036°W / 55.6545; -4.7036Coordinates: 55°39′16″N 4°42′13″W / 55.6545°N 4.7036°W / 55.6545; -4.7036
Grid reference NS299434
Operations
Original company Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Platforms 3
History
3 September 1888 Opened as Kilwinning
1 January 1917 Closed
1 February 1919 Reopened
2 July 1924 Renamed Kilwinning East
4 July 1932 Closed to regular services
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Kilwinning East railway station was a railway station serving the town of Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland as part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.

History[edit]

Kilwinning viaduct on the route leading to Kilwinning East Station.
Kilwinning East Station entrance in 1910.[1]

The station opened on 3 September 1888 and was simply known as Kilwinning.[2] It closed between 1 January 1917 and 1 February 1919 due to wartime economy,[2] and upon the grouping of the L&AR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923, the station was renamed Kilwinning East on 2 June 1924.[2] The station closed permanently to regular passenger traffic on 4 July 1932.[2]

Today there is no trace of this station, and the site is occupied by Caley House (named after L&AR owners Caledonian Railway) and the Cornerstone Church. A large viaduct at the extreme north of the town is the only physical reminder that Kilwinning was once served by this line.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brotherston.
  2. ^ a b c d Butt, page 133

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. 
  • Views of Kilwinning. 1910. Pub. Mrs. Brotherston, Kilwinning.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Stevenston
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
  Auchenmade
Line and station closed
Bogside
Line and station closed
Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway