Fairlie railway station

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Fairlie National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Fairlidh
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318 253 at Fairlie with a Glasgow bound train in the first month of electric trains to Largs
Location
Place Fairlie
Local authority North Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°45′05″N 4°51′12″W / 55.7515°N 4.8532°W / 55.7515; -4.8532Coordinates: 55°45′05″N 4°51′12″W / 55.7515°N 4.8532°W / 55.7515; -4.8532
Grid reference NS209546
Operations
Station code FRL
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 40,508
2012/13 Increase 41,810
2013/14 Decrease 36,018
2014/15 Increase 39,048
2015/16 Increase 39,246
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company G&SWR Largs Branch
Post-grouping LMS
1 June 1880 Opened as Fairlie
30 June 1952 Renamed Fairlie Town
2 March 1953 Renamed Fairlie High
1980s Renamed Fairlie
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Fairlie from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Fairlie railway station serves the village of Fairlie, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened on 1 June 1880 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway during the extension of the former Ardrossan Railway to Largs.[1] It was renamed Fairlie Town on 30 June 1952,[1] however this name was short-lived and the station became Fairlie High on 2 March 1953.[1] The station was renamed back to its original title some time before 1986.

Following the construction of Hunterston A nuclear power station, a siding was provided for flask trains, which was subsequently used for Hunterston B. In the mid 1990s, this was moved to the Hunterston Ore Terminal.

Originally a two platform station, it now has only one platform, the former northbound platform. The southbound platform was demolished and its track removed as part of the electrification of the Largs branch of the Ayrshire Coast Line in 1986. The 1,004 yards long Fairlie Tunnel is directly to the north of the station.

Services[edit]

The basic service runs throughout the week, including Sundays (though Sunday trains make additional mainline stops). Additional trains run during the weekday business peaks.[2]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, page 93
  2. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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. 
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Largs   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  West Kilbride
Historical railways
Largs
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Largs Branch
  West Kilbride
Line and station open
Fairlie Pier
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Largs Branch
 

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