Prestwick International Airport railway station

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Prestwick International Airport National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Phreastabhaig[1]
Prestwick Airport Station - geograph.org.uk - 458298.jpg
The view south at the station, showing the walkway over the A77 to the terminal building
Location
PlaceGlasgow Prestwick Airport
Local authoritySouth Ayrshire
Coordinates55°30′32″N 4°36′51″W / 55.5090°N 4.6141°W / 55.5090; -4.6141Coordinates: 55°30′32″N 4°36′51″W / 55.5090°N 4.6141°W / 55.5090; -4.6141
Grid referenceNS350270
Operations
Station codePRA
Managed byGlasgow Prestwick Airport
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.453 million
2014/15Decrease 0.294 million
2015/16Decrease 93,026
2016/17Increase 0.118 million
2017/18Increase 0.133 million
History
5 September 1994Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Prestwick International Airport from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Prestwick International Airport railway station (formerly known as Glasgow Prestwick Airport station) serves Glasgow Prestwick Airport, near the town of Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is 37 34 miles (60.8 km) south west of Glasgow Central, on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

It opened on 5 September 1994. It is currently the only railway station in Scotland that is directly connected to an airport. It is also the only railway station in Scotland not managed by Abellio ScotRail or Network Rail.

Services[edit]

December 2012[edit]

The station is served by three trains an hour in each direction to Glasgow Central and Ayr and occasional services to Kilmarnock and stations beyond Ayr. The journey time to Glasgow is around 46 minutes.

December 2016[edit]

The station is now served by four trains per hour in each direction. Services from Kilmarnock and Stranraer normally don't stop here. The fastest journey time to Glasgow is around 45 minutes.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Prestwick Town   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Troon
Prestwick Town   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Troon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.

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