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Dunlop railway station

Coordinates: 55°42′43″N 4°31′57″W / 55.7119°N 4.5324°W / 55.7119; -4.5324
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The station and road overbridge, looking north, in 2008
General information
LocationDunlop, East Ayrshire
Coordinates55°42′43″N 4°31′57″W / 55.7119°N 4.5324°W / 55.7119; -4.5324
Grid referenceNS409494
Managed byScotRail
Transit authoritySPT
Other information
Station codeDNL
Original companyGlasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Key dates
27 March 1871Opened
7 November 1966Closed
8 June 1967Re-opened
1975Line singled and one platform taken out of service
2009Track re-doubled and second platform reinstated
2018/19Decrease 100,798
2019/20Decrease 99,082
2020/21Decrease 11,792
2021/22Increase 42,972
2022/23Increase 57,782
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Dunlop railway station serves the village of Dunlop in East Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line.



The station was opened on 27 March 1871 by the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway. The station closed on 7 November 1966 as part of the Beeching cuts, however the closure was only brief as it reopened as an unstaffed halt on 8 June 1967 after vehement local opposition and national press coverage.[2]

Track doubling between Lugton and Lochridge Junction just south of Stewarton, started in 2008, has resulted in a second platform, disabled access and a new car park being built.[3]

Services in 2019


Since 13 December 2009 the station has had a mainly half-hourly service each way to Glasgow and Kilmarnock respectively, with some southbound trains continuing to either Carlisle, Girvan and Stranraer.[4]



Monday to Saturday services consist of a 30-minute service to Glasgow (1 calls Barrhead then express, the other is all stations) and to Kilmarnock(with limited extensions beyond to Carlisle and Stranraer There is no service after 20:30 There is no Sunday service due to action by the RMT union

In 2012 a ticket machine was installed on Platform 2 and from December 2012, Sunday trains only use Platform 1.

Views of Dunlop station


  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ Dunlop Ancient & Modern. An Exhibition. March 1998. Editor. Dugald Campbell. P. 6.
  3. ^ Railscot Gallery - Dunlop www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 2009-04-03
  4. ^ Table 222 National Rail timetable, December 2019
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stewarton   ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Historical railways  
Stewarton   Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Line open; station closed