Crosshouse railway station

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For the station on the East Kilbride Line, see Busby railway station.
Crosshouse
Crosshouse railway station.jpg
The site of Crosshouse in 2007
Location
Place Crosshouse
Area Ayrshire
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Platforms 4
History
4 April 1843 Opened as Busby
15 April 1850 Closed
1 September 1872 Reopened as Crosshouse
18 April 1966 Closed permanently
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Crosshouse railway station was a railway station serving the village of Knockentiber and nearby Crosshouse, East Ayrshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 4 April 1843 as Busby.[1] Busby station had a short life and closed on 15 April 1850,[1] however the station reopened as Crosshouse (then as part of the Glasgow and South Western Railway) on 1 September 1872.[1]

Crosshouse and its four platforms served as a junction station, allowing travel to Kilmarnock from the directions of both Irvine and Dalry.[2] The Irvine service was withdrawn on 6 April 1964,[3] with the station closing permanently to passengers on 18 April 1966,[4] although the line was still in use by freight trains and diverted passenger trains until 23 October 1973.[2]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, page 50
  2. ^ a b Stansfield, page 18
  3. ^ Stansfield, page 26
  4. ^ Butt, page 72

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  • Stansfield, G. (1999). Ayrshire & Renfrewshire's Lost Railways, Stenlake Publishing, Catrine. ISBN 1-84033-077-5.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Kilmarnock
Line closed; station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Springside
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Cunninghamhead
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 55°37′28″N 4°32′34″W / 55.6244°N 4.5429°W / 55.6244; -4.5429