Beith Town railway station

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Beith Town
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Beith Town railway station in 1961
Location
Place Beith
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°44′50″N 4°38′16″W / 55.7471°N 4.6377°W / 55.7471; -4.6377Coordinates: 55°44′50″N 4°38′16″W / 55.7471°N 4.6377°W / 55.7471; -4.6377
Grid reference NS345535
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1
History
26 June 1873 Opened as Beith
28 February 1953 Renamed Beith Town
5 November 1962 Closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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The old station master's house.

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.


History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

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. 
  • 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 National Rail Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
  Barrmill
Line and station closed