Bogside Moor Halt railway station

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Bogside Moor Halt
Location
Place Near Irvine
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°37′39″N 4°40′44″W / 55.6275°N 4.6790°W / 55.6275; -4.6790Coordinates: 55°37′39″N 4°40′44″W / 55.6275°N 4.6790°W / 55.6275; -4.6790
Grid reference NS313403
Operations
Original company Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Platforms 2
History
1893 opened for restricted use
1909 opened for public use
1 January 1917 Closed
1 February 1919 Reopened
2 July 1924 Renamed Bogside Moor Halt
28 July 1930 Closed to regular services
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Bogside Moor Halt railway station was a railway station near the town of Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.

History[edit]

Old railway bridge near Bogside.

Located adjacent to the Cadgers' Racecourse on the town moor, this station was open for restricted used by 1893 as Bogside Platform.[1] It was renamed Bogside and opened to the general public sometime before September 1909. The station closed between 1 January 1917 and 1 February 1919 due to wartime economy,[1][2] and upon the grouping of the L&AR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923 it was renamed Bogside Moor Halt on 2 June 1924.[1] Unusually, trains only called at this station upon request.[2] The station closed to passengers on 28 July 1930,[1] but the line saw use for freight trains going to Irvine until 1939.[2]

No trace of this station exists today.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, page 38
  2. ^ a b c Stansfield, page 27

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. 
  • Wark, Hugh, Webster, John and Higgins, Michael (1972). "Glimpses of a Caledonian Branch". In The Railway Magazine, Volume 118, No. 851. Pages 128 - 131. (March 1972).


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Irvine
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
  Kilwinning
Line and station closed