Maybole railway station

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Maybole National Rail
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Location
Place Maybole
Local authority South Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°21′17″N 4°41′08″W / 55.3546°N 4.6855°W / 55.3546; -4.6855Coordinates: 55°21′17″N 4°41′08″W / 55.3546°N 4.6855°W / 55.3546; -4.6855
Grid reference NS298100
Operations
Station code MAY
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 70,902
2013/14 Increase 83,716
2014/15 Increase 89,312
2015/16 Increase 89,584
2016/17 Increase 104,598
History
24 May 1860 Opened
1880 Rebuilt
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Maybole from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Maybole railway station is a railway station serving the town of Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 24 May 1860,[1] originally as part of the Maybole and Girvan Railway (worked and later owned by the Glasgow and South Western Railway). The station replaced the original Maybole station,[1] which was the original terminus of the Ayr and Maybole Junction Railway.

The station was originally a two side platform station rebuilt in 1880,[2] with the two-storey main offices on the down platform, and a large single-storey building with glazed awning on the up platform.[2] When the line was singled in 1973 the northbound platform was removed and the building demolished. The down platform and main building remain, part of which is a local convenience store and part used by Network Rail.

Services[edit]

2008/09[edit]

A two-hourly service in each direction (with some extras) to Ayr and Girvan. From Ayr certain services continue to Glasgow (either via Paisley Gilmour Street or Kilmarnock), although there are also two daily through trains to Carlisle and Newcastle via Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

The Sunday service is limited, with three trains to Ayr and Glasgow and two to Stranraer.

From December 2009[edit]

There is a two-hourly service in each direction (with some extras) to Ayr and Girvan (seven of the latter continuing to Stranraer). From Ayr certain services continue to Glasgow (either via Paisley Gilmour Street or Kilmarnock).

The Sunday service is limited, with three trains to Ayr and Glasgow and two to Stranraer.

May 2017[edit]

There is a basic hourly service (with peak extras) in each direction to Ayr and Girvan. Ten of the former continue to Kilmarnock (and two thence to Glasgow Central) and nine of the latter to Stranraer. On Sundays there are five trains each way, northbound to Ayr and southbound to Stranraer.[3]

Temporary closure August-September 2018[edit]

Ayr's old Station Hotel is extremely unsafe to be nearby, so platforms 3 and 4 south have been closed. This means that no trains run south of Ayr at the moment, as ScotRail have no access to Ayr Townhead depot, south of Ayr railway station. Trains at Ayr now have a limit of 4 carriages per train. [4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Girvan   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Ayr
  Historical railways  
Connection to M&GR   Glasgow and South Western Railway
Ayr and Maybole Junction Railway
  Cassillis
Line open; station closed
Kilkerran
Line open; station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Maybole and Girvan Railway
  Connection to A&MJR

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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. 
  • Hume, John R. (1976). The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland, Vol. 1: The Lowlands and Borders. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. ISBN 0-7134-3234-9. 
  • 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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