Barrhill railway station

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Barrhill National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Am Bàrr
Barrhill railway station 1764562.jpg
Barrhill station in 1974
Location
Place Barrhill
Local authority South Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°05′51″N 4°46′56″W / 55.0975°N 4.7822°W / 55.0975; -4.7822Coordinates: 55°05′51″N 4°46′56″W / 55.0975°N 4.7822°W / 55.0975; -4.7822
Grid reference NX225816
Operations
Station code BRL
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  5,543
2004/05 Increase 5,591
2005/06 Decrease 5,352
2006/07 Decrease 4,789
2007/08 Increase 4,810
2008/09 Increase 5,296
2009/10 Decrease 4,568
2010/11 Increase 4,804
2011/12 Increase 5,290
2012/13 Increase 5,712
2013/14 Increase 11,214
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
5 October 1877 Opened[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barrhill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Barrhill railway station is a railway station serving Barrhill, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayr to Stranraer section of the Glasgow South Western Line. A passing loop is located here on what is otherwise a single track route.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway on 5 October 1877.[1] The station was briefly closed between 7 February 1882 and 16 February 1882,[1] and between 12 April 1886 and 14 June 1886.[1]

Services[edit]

The station has an irregular service (six trains per day each way) between Glasgow/Kilmarnock and Stranraer - some of the trains used to run in connection with the ferry service between Stranraer Harbour and Belfast, but no longer do so since the sailings were transferred to Cairnryan in late 2011.

Until December 2009 there was one through train each day to Carlisle and Newcastle (and two from there). These trains were withdrawn at the 2009 timetable change.

Sundays see three trains per day in each direction, to Glasgow via Kilwinning and to Stranraer.[2]

From the December 2015 timetable change, the service frequency will be increased from six trains per day to nine on weekdays (every two hours each way) and to five each way on Sundays. However all northbound services will now run to Kilmarnock - direct services to Glasgow via Paisley have been withdrawn (two services continue to Glasgow via Kilmarnock & Dunlop on weekdays, but all Sunday trains now terminate at Ayr).

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stranraer   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Girvan
Historical railways
Glenwhilly
Line open, station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Girvan and Portpatrick Junction Railway
  Pinwherry
Line open; station closed

Signalling[edit]

The small signal box that houses the lever frame operating the loop was installed in 1935 after its predecessor was destroyed by fire - it was originally situated further down the line at Portpatrick but dismantled and moved to Barrhill after becoming redundant at its original location.[3] The box only houses the frame however - the tablet instruments and block bells are located in the main station building, which allows one railman to act as both stationmaster and signaller.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 28
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 218
  3. ^ Barrhill Signal Box History www.signalbox.org; Retrieved 2009-06-15

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. 

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