Saltcoats railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the station on the former Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway see Saltcoats North railway station.
Saltcoats National Rail
Saltcoats
Location
Place Saltcoats
Local authority North Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°38′02″N 4°47′06″W / 55.6340°N 4.7849°W / 55.6340; -4.7849Coordinates: 55°38′02″N 4°47′06″W / 55.6340°N 4.7849°W / 55.6340; -4.7849
Grid reference NS248413
Operations
Station code SLT
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.304 million
2004/05 Increase 0.312 million
2005/06 Increase 0.334 million
2006/07 Increase 0.350 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.342 million
2008/09 Increase 0.384 million
2009/10 Increase 0.386 million
2010/11 Increase 0.390 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.384 million
2012/13 Increase 0.398 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Ardrossan Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
27 July 1840 Opened as Saltcoats
1 July 1858 Relocated due west
1882 Relocated between two previous sites
30 June 1952 Renamed Saltcoats Central
4 February 1965 Renamed Saltcoats
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Saltcoats from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Saltcoats railway station is a railway station serving the town of Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

History[edit]

The station originally opened on 27 July 1840 by the Ardrossan Railway.[1] The station was relocated a short distance west of the original location on 1 July 1858[1] and relocated again to its present location (between the first two sites) in 1882.[1] The station was known as Saltcoats Central from 30 June 1952 to 4 February 1965,[1] when it was renamed back to its original name.

Station description[edit]

Saltcoats station has two large station buildings, one of which is still in use as a ticket office. The second building on the westbound platform was once used as the station offices and station master's house,[2] and is now a cafe.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there are half-hourly services eastbound to Glasgow Central and hourly westbound to Largs and Ardrossan Town respectively.

On Sundays there is an hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Central and westbound to Largs.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ardrossan South Beach   First ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Stevenston
Historical railways
Ardrossan South Beach
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Ardrossan Railway
  Stevenston
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, p. 205
  2. ^ McSherry, p. 6

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. 
  • McSherry, R. & M. (1995). Old Saltcoats. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8720-7457-X. OCLC 33045827.