Lochwinnoch railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Loch Uinneach|
Lochwinnoch railway station, looking north-east towards Howwood
|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|
|12 August 1840||Opened|
|1 June 1905||Renamed Lochside|
|4 July 1955||Closed|
|27 June 1966||Reopened|
|13 May 1985||Renamed Lochwinnoch|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lochwinnoch from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station was opened on 12 August 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway. Upon the opening of the new Lochwinnoch station on the Dalry and North Johnstone Line, the station was renamed Lochside on 1 June 1905. The station closed on 4 July 1955; however, it reopened on 27 June 1966 when the newer station closed. Lochside station was renamed back to Lochwinnoch on 13 May 1985 during the electrification of the line by British Rail.
The basic off-peak weekday & Saturday service operates every 30 minutes to Glasgow Central and Ayr. Additional trains to/from Ardrossan Harbour and/or Largs call in the weekday peaks. The evening (to Ardrossan Harbour) & Sunday (to Largs) service is hourly each way.
- Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) . Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
- 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||Following station|
Ayrshire Coast Line
Line open; station closed
|Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Line and station open
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