Beith Town railway station

Coordinates: 55°44′50″N 4°38′16″W / 55.7471°N 4.6377°W / 55.7471; -4.6377
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Beith Town
Beith Town railway station
General information
LocationBeith, Ayrshire
Coordinates55°44′50″N 4°38′16″W / 55.7471°N 4.6377°W / 55.7471; -4.6377
Grid referenceNS345535
Other information
Original companyGlasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
26 June 1873Opened as Beith
28 February 1953Renamed Beith Town
5 November 1962Closed to passengers

Beith Town railway station was a railway station serving the town of Beith, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.


The station opened on 26 June 1873 as Beith.[1] It was renamed Beith Town on 28 February 1953,[1] and closed permanently to passengers on 5 November 1962.[1] Freight services continued at the station until 1964.[2] The station was the terminus of a five-mile branch from Lugton.[2]



The station site has since been redeveloped into a housing estate.



  1. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 31
  2. ^ a b Stansfield, page 10


  • Butt, R. V. J. (October 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. OL 11956311M.
  • Stansfield, G. (1999). Ayrshire & Renfrewshire's Lost Railways. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8403-3077-5.
  • Reid, Donald L. & Monahan, Isobel F. (1999). Yesterday's Beith. A Pictorial Guide. Beith : Duke of Edinburgh Award. ISBN 0-9522720-5-9. P. 71.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Line and station closed