Irvine Bank Street railway station

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Irvine Bank Street
Irvine Bank Street railway station.jpg
The former station building in 2007
Location
Place Irvine
Area Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°36′58″N 4°39′51″W / 55.6162°N 4.6641°W / 55.6162; -4.6641Coordinates: 55°36′58″N 4°39′51″W / 55.6162°N 4.6641°W / 55.6162; -4.6641
Grid reference NS322391
Operations
Original company Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Platforms 2
History
2 June 1890 Opened
1 January 1917 Closed
1 February 1919 Reopened
2 July 1924 Renamed Irvine Bank Street
28 July 1930 Closed to regular services
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Irvine Bank Street railway station was a railway station serving the town of Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland as part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 2 June 1890 and was simply known as Irvine.[1] It closed between 1 January 1917 and 1 February 1919 due to wartime economy,[1][2] and upon the grouping of the L&AR into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923, the station was renamed Irvine Bank Street on 2 June 1924.[1] The station closed to passengers on 28 July 1930,[1] however the line continued to be used for freight trains until 1939.[2]

Today part of the former station buildings are in use by the Irvine Times local newspaper.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, page 128
  2. ^ a b Stansfield, page 27

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. 
  • Stansfield, G. (1999). Ayrshire & Renfrewshire's Lost Railways. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8403-3077-5. 
  • Wark, Hugh, Webster, John and Higgins, Michael (1972). "Glimpses of a Caledonian Branch". In The Railway Magazine, Volume 118, No. 851. Pages 128 - 131. (March 1972).
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
  Bogside
Line and station closed