Glengarnock railway station

Coordinates: 55°44′20″N 4°40′31″W / 55.7389°N 4.6752°W / 55.7389; -4.6752
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Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Gairneag[1]
National Rail
Glengarnock station in 2015.
General information
LocationGlengarnock, North Ayrshire
Coordinates55°44′20″N 4°40′31″W / 55.7389°N 4.6752°W / 55.7389; -4.6752
Grid referenceNS321527
Managed byScotRail
Transit authoritySPT
Other information
Station codeGLG
Original companyGlasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Key dates
21 July 1840Opened as Glengarnock and Kilbirnie[2]
1 June 1905Renamed Glengarnock[2]
2018/19Decrease 0.389 million
2019/20Decrease 0.382 million
2020/21Decrease 48,242
2021/22Increase 0.183 million
2022/23Increase 0.236 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Glengarnock railway station is a railway station in the village of Glengarnock, North Ayrshire, Scotland, serving the towns of Beith and Kilbirnie. The station is managed by ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.


The station was opened on 21 July 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway (later part of the Glasgow and South Western Railway) and was named Glengarnock and Kilbirnie.[2] The station is marked on an 1897 Ordnance Survey maps as Kilbirnie Station.[3] It was renamed Glengarnock on 1 June 1905 to coincide with the opening of the dedicated Kilbirnie railway station on the Dalry and North Johnstone Line.[2][4] Although this Kilbirnie station closed in 1966,[4] the original station has continued to use only Glengarnock as its name.


There are three trains per hour between Glengarnock and Glasgow in both directions for most of the day, reduced to a half-hourly service in the evenings. Trains from Glasgow continue to one of Ayr, Largs or Ardrossan Harbour There is an hourly Sunday service to Glasgow and Largs.[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dalry   ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Beith North
Line open; station closed



  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c d Butt, p. 104
  3. ^ "Ayrshire VIII.SW, Surveyed: 1895, Published: 1897". National Library of Scotland. Ordnance Survey. 1897.
  4. ^ a b Butt, p. 131
  5. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016


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