Beith North railway station

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Beith North
Beith North railway station 2007.jpg
The site of Beith North in 2007.
General information
LocationBeith, Ayrshire
Scotland
Coordinates55°45′41″N 4°38′53″W / 55.7615°N 4.6481°W / 55.7615; -4.6481Coordinates: 55°45′41″N 4°38′53″W / 55.7615°N 4.6481°W / 55.7615; -4.6481
Grid referenceNS339551
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGlasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLMS
Key dates
21 July 1840Opened as Beith
2 June 1924Renamed Beith North
4 June 1951Closed

Beith North railway station was a railway station serving the north of the town of Beith, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway (later part of the Glasgow and South Western Railway (G&SWR), now the Ayrshire Coast Line).


History[edit]

The station opened on 21 July 1840 when it was simply known as Beith.[1] Upon the grouping of the G&SWR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1923, the station was renamed Beith North on 2 June 1924.[1] The name change was to avoid confusion with the Caledonian/G&SW jointly owned nearby station of same the name, which was also incorporated into the LMS. Beith North closed permanently on 4 June 1951.[1][2]

The Railway Inn was opposite the station entrance and is now a private residence known as Kerse Bridge. The OS maps show that the road down from Beith was diverted when the railway was built; the course of the old road with its hedgerows can still be discerned.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, page 31
  2. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales – a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 72. OCLC 931112387.

Sources[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Glengarnock
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Lochwinnoch
Line and station open