Milliken Park railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Pàirc Mhaolagain|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Glasgow and South Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|21 July 1840||Opened as Cochrane Mill|
|1 March 1853||Renamed Milliken Park|
|18 April 1966||Closed|
|15 May 1989||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 Milliken Park from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Milliken Park railway station serves the west end of Johnstone and the south west of the village of Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.
The original Milliken Park station was opened on 21 July 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway and was known as Cochrane Mill. The station was renamed Milliken Park on 1 March 1853 and closed to passengers on 18 April 1966. The site of this station's goods yard is now a bus depot. The signal box remained in use until it was destroyed by fire in an act of vandalism on 1 March 1978.
The current station opened on 15 May 1989, by British Rail to the south west of the original on the other side of new Cochranemill Road bridge (built in 1974/5) next to the Corseford Housing Estate. Provision for the station had been made in the siting and construction of the overhead electrification equipment.
The station has neither car park nor ticket office, however, there is a ticket machine situated within the shelter of platform 1. There are also six cycle stands available.
The Glasgow - Ayr stopping trains call here every 30 minutes off-peak (Monday to Saturday), with extra services at peak times. In the evening, there is an hourly service each way (with westbound trains to Ardrossan Harbour and also on Sundays (to/from Largs).
- Butt, page 65
- Butt, page 160
- Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- 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.
- 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.
|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