Glengarnock railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Gairneag|
Looking north towards Lochwinnoch
|Local authority||North Ayrshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Glasgow and South Western Railway|
|21 July 1840||Opened as Glengarnock and Kilbirnie|
|1 June 1905||Renamed Glengarnock|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Glengarnock from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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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 Abellio 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. The station 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. Although this Kilbirnie station closed in 1966, 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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Ayrshire Coast Line
Line and station open
|Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Line open; station closed
- Butt, p. 104
- Butt, p. 131
- Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
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