Ayr (original) railway station

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Ayr
Location
Place Ayr
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°28′00″N 4°37′54″W / 55.4666°N 4.6317°W / 55.4666; -4.6317Coordinates: 55°28′00″N 4°37′54″W / 55.4666°N 4.6317°W / 55.4666; -4.6317
Grid reference NS336223
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
5 August 1839 Opened
1 July 1857 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ayr railway station was a railway station serving the town of Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 5 August 1839.[1] The line continued after this station over the River Ayr to serve Ayr Harbour. The station closed to passengers on 1 July 1857 upon being replaced by the new Ayr Townhead station.[1] The railway however continued to be used by goods traffic that would access the south side of the harbour after the station was closed.

Today almost nothing of the station remains. The stone blocks that held up the bridge to the harbour can still be seen in the River Ayr, but the bridge itself is gone. The bridge was removed in 1978.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, p. 22

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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Prestwick
Line partially closed; station open