Saltcoats railway station

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For the station on the former Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway see Saltcoats North railway station.
Saltcoats National Rail
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Location
Place Saltcoats
Local authority North Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°38′02″N 4°47′06″W / 55.6340°N 4.7849°W / 55.6340; -4.7849Coordinates: 55°38′02″N 4°47′06″W / 55.6340°N 4.7849°W / 55.6340; -4.7849
Grid reference NS248413
Operations
Station code SLT
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.384 million
2012/13 Increase 0.398 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.348 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.347 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.336 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Ardrossan Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
27 July 1840 Opened as Saltcoats
1 July 1858 Relocated due west
1882 Relocated between two previous sites
30 June 1952 Renamed Saltcoats Central
4 February 1965 Renamed Saltcoats
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 Saltcoats from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Saltcoats railway station is a railway station serving the town of Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line.

History[edit]

The station originally opened on 27 July 1840 by the Ardrossan Railway.[1] The station was relocated a short distance west of the original location on 1 July 1858[1] and relocated again to its present location (between the first two sites) in 1882.[1] The station was known as Saltcoats Central from 30 June 1952 to 4 February 1965,[1] when it was renamed back to its original name.

Station description[edit]

Saltcoats station has two large station buildings, one of which is still in use as a ticket office. The second building on the westbound platform was once used as the station offices and station master's house,[2] and is now a cafe.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there are half-hourly services eastbound to Glasgow Central and hourly westbound to Largs and Ardrossan Harbour respectively.[3]

On Sundays there is an hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Central and westbound to Largs, plus five trains to Ardrossan Harbour to connect with the ferry to the Isle of Arran.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ardrossan South Beach   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Stevenston
Historical railways
Ardrossan South Beach
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Ardrossan Railway
  Stevenston
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, p. 205
  2. ^ McSherry, p. 6
  3. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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. 
  • McSherry, R. & M. (1995). Old Saltcoats. Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 1-8720-7457-X. OCLC 33045827. 


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