Howwood railway station
Howwood Station in July 2008
|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 Howood|
|11 August 1840||Closed|
|1 December 1876||Reopened and renamed Howwood|
|7 March 1955||Closed|
|12 March 2001||New station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Howwood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Howwood railway station is a railway station serving the village of Howwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line, 13 miles (21 km) south west of Glasgow Central.
The original Howwood station was opened on 21 July 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway and was known as Howood. The station had a very short life and closed just over two weeks later on 11 August 1840. A new station called Howwood was opened on 1 December 1876, 200 metres south west of the original, and closed on 7 March 1955.
The current station opened on 12 March 2001, on the same site as the 1876 station. It has a 24-hour station car park with 30 spaces.
2008 service pattern
2016 service pattern
There is a half-hourly service at the station. Trains run from Ayr-Glasgow Central, calling at all stops between Glasgow and Ayr. This drops to hourly in the evening and on Sundays, when trains run to either Ardrossan Harbour or 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 and station open
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- Butt, p. 124
- 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.